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Statement From FIG Regarding Abuse Cases In US

Post Views 1,428   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 1,822   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

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USOC to USAG – Make Changes Or Lose NGB Status

Post Views 3,205   In a letter addressed directly to the Board of Directors of USA Gymnastics (USAG), Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), states that the USOC Board of Directors have specific steps that USAG must complete if USAG expects to maintain their national governing body status over gymnastics Read More

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FIG Speaks Out Regarding Nassar Case

Post Views 1,239   Please find below the statement from FIG President Morinari Watanabe regarding the sexual abuse scandal in the USA:   “I was already profoundly shocked and saddened by the testimonies that many athletes have shared during the past year but the vibrant voices we heard in the courtroom these last days, telling Read More

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Op Ed – Learn and Grow

Post Views 773   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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Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse

Post Views 4,292   The gymnastics community has been inundated, since the Olympics this past summer, with news pieces about the sexual abuse of gymnasts. Two of the biggest headlines has involved Marvin Sharp and Dr. Larry Nassar. About a year ago, Marvin Sharp was arrested and charged with three counts of child molesting and four Read More

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Protecting Gymnasts From Predators – Part 3

Post Views 2,145 Click here to read Part 1 or Part 2 of the series. The final line of defense, to protect a gymnast from a predator, comes from the parent! We all want to trust the adults in our child’s life.  But according to d2l.org, 60% of children are abused by people the family trusts! So Read More

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Protecting Gymnasts From Predators – Part 1

Post Views 2,057   This is Part 1 of a 3 part series. We are hearing more and more through the media about allegations of sexual misconduct by adults toward minors in the sport of gymnastics. Almost a year ago, the owner of Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy in Indianapolis, IN (Marvin Sharp), was arrested and charged with three counts of child Read More