USA Gymnastics Board of Directors to Resign Under Pressure

The remaining members of the USA Gymnastics board of directors will resign under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee after the USOC threatened to decertify the organization if it didn’t take more strident steps toward change amid the fallout from the scandal surrounding former team doctor Larry Nassar.

Read more

Ex-Gymnastics Doctor Gets 40-Plus Years for Abusing Girls

After a week of more than 150 wrenching victim-impact statements, a Michigan judge sentenced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison Wednesday for sexually assaulting young female athletes. With a separate 60-year child pornography sentence, Nassar will almost certainly die in prison but the inquiry into one of the worst sexual abuse cases in American sports has just begun.

Read more

S. Korea Offers to Talk with North on Olympic Cooperation

South Korea on Tuesday offered high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate on next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. Seoul’s quick proposal following a rare rapprochement overture from the North a day earlier offers the possibility of better ties after a year that saw a nuclear standoff increase fear of war on the Korean Peninsula.

Read more