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Op Ed – Culture Change is Val Kondos-Field

Post Views 2,876   Many, many people have been vocal about USA Gymnastics needing a culture change.  BUT all of these individuals calling for change have not stepped forward and outlined what this change exactly should be. There has been one person, who has been loud and clear on what this culture change should be. Read More

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Op Ed – Who Will Suffer From Lost Sponsors

Post Views 2,436   Over the past few weeks it has been reported that many companies have decided to pull their financial support from USA Gymnastics due to all the controversy surrounding the Larry Nassar fiasco. The Orange County Register first reported in the beginning of December that Kellogg’s and  Proctor and Gamble were going Read More

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Op Ed – Learn and Grow

Post Views 798   It has been about 8 months since the news broke about Dr. Larry Nassar and his involvement in the sex abuse scandal that has affected many US female gymnasts and many more woman that he has been in contact with through Michigan State University. We first starting hearing the news during the 2016 Read More

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Road To Rio – Round 3

Post Views 667   It was an interesting night of competition during night 1 of the 2016 Olympic Trials in San Jose, CA. Some of the top athletes showed some sort of small to large uncharacteristic break during competition. Could the pressure be getting to Simone?  She showed quit a few breaks in concentration last night Read More

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Road To Rio – Round 2

Post Views 1,192   The U.S. Women are another step closer to making their Olympic Team. In my previous article, Road To Rio – Round 1, I chose the following women as members of the U.S. Olympic Team after the Secret U.S. Classic: Simone Biles Gabby Douglas Aly Raisman Ashton Locklear Madison Kocian   Now Read More

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Road To Rio – Round 1

Post Views 744   The 2016 Secret U.S. Classic was the first step for gymnasts to show Martha Karolyi, National Team Coordinator, what they are made of in order to make the US Women’s Olympic Team.  For some it was a success and for others, it may have left doubt in Martha’s mind. It was also the last qualifier Read More

Russian Mystery Team

Russian Mystery Team

Post Views 499 On December 27, 2015 I published an article that reported that Russia had already chosen four out of the five women who will represent them at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio (click here for original article).  These four women included; Viktoria Komova, Aliya Mustafina, Maria Paseka, and Ksenia Afanasyeva. A post written by Rewriting Russian Read More