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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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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Former Olympic Coach Says USA Gymnastics Mishandled His Case

Kevin Mazeika has been accused of not reporting an injury at his Texas gym. He says the federation has damaged his reputation by adding him to a list of coaches facing misconduct allegations without explaining why.

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Gymnastics Is a Brutal Sport. Does It Have to Be?

In the wake of a seismic scandal, Chellsie Memmel and other gymnasts are done with inhumane coaching — and the idea that they have to peak in their teens.

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Tokyo Olympics: Schedule, Sports and Details

The opening ceremony will be held July 23, with gymnastics, swimming and other sports beginning soon after.

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Simone Biles Leaves Nike for a Sponsor That Focuses on Women

As part of the deal, Athleta, the new sponsor, has agreed to back a post-Olympic exhibition tour that Biles was already planning.

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John Geddert Charges: What Is Human Trafficking?

Experts say the filing of human trafficking charges against John Geddert, who died on Thursday, could have major ramifications for future prosecutions of coaches in the high-pressure world of elite sports.

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Geddert and Nassar Abused Gymnasts for Decades

Coach John Geddert drove young gymnasts to the point of injury, then sent them to Lawrence G. Nassar, the doctor who abused them sexually. Geddert killed himself on Thursday in the face of criminal charges.

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Former U.S. Gymnastics Coach Is Dead After Human Trafficking Charges

John Geddert died by suicide shortly after he was charged with two dozen counts, including human trafficking and criminal sexual conduct, Michigan prosecutors said.

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Dianne Durham, Barrier-Breaking Gymnast, Dies at 52

Though an injury derailed her career, she proved that Black women could reach the pinnacle of the sport, winning the 1983 national championship.

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She’s the Dancing Force Behind Nia Dennis’s Viral Gymnastics Routines

Bijoya Das, a former gymnast with a deep relationship to dance, is training U.C.L.A. team members to let their personality light up the mat.

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A Gymnastics Coach Accused of Emotional Abuse Speaks Out: ‘I Cared Too Much’

In her first public remarks since being suspended from the sport for eight years, Maggie Haney disputed accusations that led to her punishment but said she could now see flaws in the way she treated some young athletes.

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A Gymnastics Coach, a Misconduct Complaint and a Hall of Fame Berth

The sport’s leaders say they want to end a bullying approach to coaching that has become a part of its culture, but athletes see reasons to doubt that commitment.

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What These Athletes Learned From Their Pandemic Pauses

The coronavirus disrupted lives around the world and sent the gymnast Sunisa Lee, the swimmer Rudy Garcia-Tolson, the Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Lewis on unexpected journeys.

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After a Covid Scare, an Olympic Hopeful Recovers Her Optimism

Sunisa Lee was afraid she was infected with the coronavirus. She emerged from isolation with renewed resilience and a brand-new outlook on training.

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Gymnasts Worldwide Push Back on Their Sport’s Culture of Abuse

On Instagram and other social networks, gymnasts have tagged posts with #GymnastAlliance to share their own experiences in the wake of a new documentary that highlights verbal and physical abuse by coaches.

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Terry Gray, Ex-U.S.A. Gymnastics Coach, Faces Charges of Lewdness With a Minor

Terry Gray, who had been a coach for the U.S.A. Gymnastics women’s national team, was arrested on Friday, the police said.

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Her Olympic Dream on Hold, Teen Gymnast Faces Other Trials

Sunisa Lee had been ecstatic to return to her gym at the start of June. Then came tumult in Minnesota and the death of two close relatives. “I just want this year to be over. I’m so ready for 2021.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gymnastics, #hmong-tribe, #lee-sunisa-2003, #minnesota, #olympic-games-2020, #quarantines

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Kurt Thomas, Trailblazing Champion Gymnast, Dies at 64

The first American to win a world championship in men’s gymnastics, he captured many medals but missed out on his best chance to take Olympic gold.

#deaths-obituaries, #gymnastics, #thomas-kurt

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She Accused a Coach of Abuse. Then More Than 30 Gymnasts Backed Her Up.

A gymnastics coach in New York City was suspended after Sara Allan, who trained at a gym there, wrote about her experience on Facebook. She received an outpouring of similar complaints from other gymnasts.

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The Gymnast Who Hasn’t Turned Off Her Olympic Countdown

Sunisa Lee, 17, had stellar showings at the national and world championships, and her sights on making the U.S. women’s Olympic team. Those plans are now up in the air.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gymnastics, #hmong-tribe, #lee-sunisa-2003, #olympic-games-2020, #quarantines, #st-paul-minn

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Gymnasts Push for Lasting Change After a Coach Is Suspended for Abuse

When Maggie Haney, the prominent coach of an Olympian, was barred for eight years after being accused of emotional abuse, gymnasts saw an opening to press for other cases to go forward and to demand broader change.

#coaches-and-managers, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gymnastics, #us-center-for-safesport, #usa-gymnastics

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Charges Against Former Michigan State President Are Dismissed

A judge said prosecutors had failed to prove that Lou Anna K. Simon knew of sexual abuse committed by Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar when he was employed by the university.

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Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Recalls Emotional Abuse Under Coach Haney

Laurie Hernandez won medals at the 2016 Games. But she said her love of the sport was tainted under training with Maggie Haney, who is now suspended by the sport’s American federation.

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Maggie Haney, Elite Gymnastics Coach, Is Suspended for 8 Years

Haney was accused of verbal abuse and mistreatment of athletes, which included forcing them to train through injuries.

#coaches-and-managers, #gymnastics, #haney-maggie, #hernandez-laurie-2000, #mccusker-riley, #sports-injuries, #usa-gymnastics

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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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