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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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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What Jon Gruden’s Emails Tell Us About Cancel Culture

It’s time to stop litigating whether these punishments are fair and to start thinking about why some behaviors seemed OK in the first place.

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After Years of Sexual Abuse Allegations, How Did This Doctor Keep Working?

Hospital staff members looked the other way while Ricardo Cruciani addicted vulnerable women to pain medications and assaulted them, according to a new lawsuit.

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Justice Dept. to Weigh Prosecuting F.B.I. Agents in Nassar Case

The department said it was reviewing its initial decision to not seek charges against agents who failed to pursue sexual abuse allegations against Lawrence G. Nassar.

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It Is Not Just Gymnasts. We Are Failing Sexual Assault Victims Across the Country.

The Nasser case highlights a nationwide problem.

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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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A Crisis of Abuse Grows in International Women’s Sport

The sexual abuse scandal in Mali basketball is the latest example of how global sports organizations are failing to curb the mistreatment of women.

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Abused by His High School Tennis Coach, He Now Protects Others

Alex Harrison survived child sexual abuse at the hands of his high school tennis coach. Now he is seeking justice, for himself and others.

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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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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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Michigan Ignored Warnings of Doctor Abusing Athletes, Report Says

A law firm hired by the university released a report about sexual abuse by Robert E. Anderson, who was a longtime doctor in the athletic department.

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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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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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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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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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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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