Nassar Victims Suing F.B.I. for Early Investigative Failures

The plaintiffs say Lawrence Nassar abused them after the bureau failed to act. The suits come after the Justice Department declined to prosecute the agents accused of bungling the inquiry.

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A Gymnast’s Death Was Supposed to Be a Wake-Up Call. What Took So Long?

Christy Henrich’s struggle with eating disorders launched a reckoning in sports, but progress has been slow.

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Like Biles, Winter Olympians Are Focusing on Their Mental Health

Simone Biles’s public struggles gave other Olympians tacit permission to share their vulnerabilities. Some of them have.

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The Sports World’s Most Memorable and Human Moments of 2021

Most of them happened off the courts and playing fields, when the competitions were over and the athletes were at their most human.

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Nassar Abuse Survivors Reach a $380 Million Settlement

The agreement reached with U.S.A. Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee will compensate more than 500 girls and women abused in the sport.

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Sports in 2021 Tried to Return to Normal

The coronavirus pandemic still had an impact, but players and leagues had their moments.

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Biles, Raisman, Maroney and Nichols Testify in Nassar Hearing

Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols are testifying at a Senate Judiciary Committee review of the Lawrence G. Nassar sexual abuse investigation.

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Simone Biles’s Big Olympic Move: Embracing Vulnerability

Biles was widely embraced as the latest elite athlete who had the courage to acknowledge her vulnerability.

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Olympic Gymnastics Trials: What to Watch

Day 2 of the event on Sunday night in St. Louis will determine which American gymnasts will be among Simone Biles’s supporting cast at the Tokyo Games.

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Olympic Gymnastics Trials: Time, Schedule, Contenders and More

Yes, Simone Biles is a lock to be one of the six American women heading to Tokyo next month, but there is also quite a bit of suspense at the trials in St. Louis.

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Simone Biles’s Brother Is Acquitted of Murder

Tevin Biles-Thomas was charged in the fatal shooting of three people at a New Year’s Eve party in 2018. This week, a judge said prosecutors had not presented enough evidence to convict him.

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After the Nassar Scandal, Gymnastics Coaches Try a New Tone

Changes in the sport, which is still struggling to recover from a sexual abuse scandal, were evident at a championship event in Texas.

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Simone Biles Wins Record 7th U.S. Gymnastics Title

Biles cruised to a record seventh U.S. title on Sunday. The team that will join her in Tokyo is starting to take shape, too.

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Brother of Simone Biles Faces New Trial After Mistrial

Jurors told the judge they had seen legal briefs among the evidence in the case of Tevin Biles-Thomas, who is accused of killing three people. The trial has unfolded as his sister, the U.S. gymnast, trains for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Simone Biles Dials Up the Difficulty. ‘Because I Can.’

The Olympic gold medalist’s new vault is so dangerous that gymnastics, for now, limits the scoring rewards for trying it. Biles says that’s unfair.

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‘It’s Just So Devastating’: For Crestfallen Gymnasts, an Olympic Dream Deferred

Female gymnasts often compete at younger ages than their Olympic peers and have a far more concentrated opportunity at the top. Into that intense world dropped the coronavirus pandemic.

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