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Ropes & Gray Report Released

Post Views 626   The final report of the independent investigation, commissioned by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), that looked into the sex abuse scandal involving Larry Nassar was released yesterday. The report was commissioned by the USOC and investigators reviewed 1.3 million documents that included reports, files, emails, notes and text messages and interviewed Read More

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Kerry Perry – Media Briefing 8/19/18

Post Views 591   Kerry Perry, CEO of USA Gymnastics, held a rare media briefing this past weekend at the US National Championships in Boston, MA. Perry read a brief statement about what has been done and what is currently being worked on in order to change the culture of USA Gymnastics.  She then took Read More

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Behind the Scenes of an Elite Family – Part 2

Post Views 3,117   We all think we know the daily, weekly, monthly life of an Elite athlete based on the life of our own athletes or of those we train. But how much do you really know? What do you know of the financial sacrifices made, cruel training techniques used by some coaches, the Read More

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Behind the Scenes of an Elite Family – Part 1

Post Views 3,750   How many parents have said that they want their child to be an Elite athlete, to go to the Olympics? On TV, we see the amazing tumbling passes on floor, sky high release skills on bars, beautiful dance on beam, and huge vaults. And don’t forget the bejeweled and bedazzled leotards. Read More

Morinari Watanabe

Statement From FIG Regarding Abuse Cases In US

Post Views 1,615   The following is a statement released by the FIG from Morinari Watanabe, FIG President, regarding the sexual abuse cases that has occurred within USA Gymnastics – Firstly I would like to express my sincere appreciation to IOC President Thomas Bach for his powerful statement about the abuse scandal in US Gymnastics. This statement Read More

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S. 534 Passes the House & Senate – But What Is It?

Post Views 2,005   The House of Representatives passed the “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act” yesterday.  It had previously made it through the Senate in November of 2017 but minor changes made by the House require another Senate vote. The bill states that any “covered individual” that observes or Read More