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If USA Gymnastics Dies, What Takes Its Place? If USA Gymnastics Dies, What Takes Its Place?

Until two years ago, there was no question over who controlled gymnastics in the United States. USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body, had been in charge of administering the sport at every level, from novice all the way up through elite, since the early 1960s. Other organizations had and have a claim on…

The USOC Moved To Take Over USA Gymnastics After Learning The Depths Of Its Incompetence The USOC Moved To Take Over USA Gymnastics After Learning The Depths Of Its Incompetence

Earlier this week, the USOC took the first steps toward decertifying USA Gymnastics as the official governing body of the sport in the United States. This move was long overdue as USA Gymnastics has been flailing for over two years since the Indianapolis Star reported the first allegations against former team doctor…

Sam Mikulak Finally Has His Medal Sam Mikulak Finally Has His Medal

I have never been so happy to have a blog of mine age so poorly.

Simone Biles Is Now The Most Decorated Female Gymnast In World Championships History Simone Biles Is Now The Most Decorated Female Gymnast In World Championships History

Another day, another record for Simone Biles. Her record-breaking run at the 2018 worlds championships in Doha started with the all-around final on Thursday where she picked up her fourth all-around gold, making her the first woman to do so. She also tied Vitaly Scherbo for most world championship gold medals won at…

It's Not About Perfection It's Not About Perfection

Simone Biles won her fourth world all-around title on Thursday, but not in the way that she or her coaches or her fans had hoped she would. Biles fell on her vault in the first rotation and then fell off the beam in the third. She still managed to pull out the all-around win—her fourth, a new record—due to excellent…

Simone Biles Wins Her First World Title On Vault And Breaks World Championships Gold Medal Record Simone Biles Wins Her First World Title On Vault And Breaks World Championships Gold Medal Record

This might be difficult to believe, but up until today Simone Biles had never won a world championship gold medal on the vault.

Sam Mikulak Is Struggling To Escape His Own Narrative Sam Mikulak Is Struggling To Escape His Own Narrative

Back in 2013, Sam Mikulak entered the men’s all-around final at the world championships as the second-highest qualifier behind Japanese demigod, Kohei Uchimura. The gold medal was out of the question with Uchimura still very much in his unbeatable prime, but it looked like the American had a very good shot at making…

How Many Times Can Simone Biles Fall And Still Win Gold? How Many Times Can Simone Biles Fall And Still Win Gold?

That Simone Biles was going to win the all-around title at the 2018 world championships was something of a foregone conclusion even before the competition in Doha started. The only question was, by how many points? But by the third rotation, she had raised an unexpected additional question: How many times could she…

The U.S. Women Are So Good, They Can Afford To Experiment The U.S. Women Are So Good, They Can Afford To Experiment

For a brief moment during today’s women’s team finals at the 2018 world gymnastics championships in Doha, it seemed like a country outside of the traditional three—the U.S., Russia, and China—would grab a team medal. These were the standings at the end of the third rotation, with one to go. While the U.S. and Russia…

The International Gymnastics Federation Bans Cat Makeup For Gymnasts The International Gymnastics Federation Bans Cat Makeup For Gymnasts

This morning, gymnastics fans awoke to the news that the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) had solved one of the most pressing problems facing the sport. No, they didn’t decide to address the abuse that has been running rampant on the women’s side of the sport for decades. Instead, FIG finally tackled the…

China And Russia Are Back On Top Of Men's Gymnastics China And Russia Are Back On Top Of Men's Gymnastics

It’s been four years since Chinese men’s gymnastics occupied the top step of a team medal podium. After losing the team world title to Japan at the most recent team worlds in 2015 and then earning only a team bronze in Rio (and no individual medals), since Rio, the Chinese men have clearly been focused on reasserting…

Simone Biles Gets A Vault Named After Her Just 24 Hours After Going To The ER For A Kidney Stone Simone Biles Gets A Vault Named After Her Just 24 Hours After Going To The ER For A Kidney Stone

Yesterday Simone Biles was in a significant amount of pain and was brought to the emergency room. U.S. gymnastics officials thought she might have appendicitis and were starting to work out how to approach the team event without the superstar on the roster. It turned out to be a kidney stone. Very painful, of course,…

Not Even A Kidney Stone Can Stop Simone Biles Not Even A Kidney Stone Can Stop Simone Biles

Simone Biles is set to return to international competition tomorrow at the 2018 World Championships. In practices in Doha, she’s looked unstoppable, hitting routine after routine. Biles is one of the rare gymnasts that garners applause during podium training sessions as she did here on vault.

Idiots Are Giving Aliya Mustafina So Much Shit For Returning To Competition After Having A Baby Idiots Are Giving Aliya Mustafina So Much Shit For Returning To Competition After Having A Baby

The Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina has kept busy after winning the gold medal in the uneven bars at the Rio Olympics. She got married to and split up with bobsledder Alexey Zaytsev, gave birth to a daughter named Alisa in June of 2017, and quickly returned to training. Ten months later, Mustafina was already back in…

Report: University Of Michigan Gymnastics Coach Arrested For Having Sex In Public With Gymnast Report: University Of Michigan Gymnastics Coach Arrested For Having Sex In Public With Gymnast

Scott Vetere, a former standout male gymnast for University of Michigan Wolverines and a former U.S. national team member, was arrested on October 8 for engaging in an “obscene” act in public.

Can Breaking Become An Olympic Sport And Still Keep Its Soul? Can Breaking Become An Olympic Sport And Still Keep Its Soul?

If you missed the debut of breaking as an event at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina last week, you missed another first—the crowning of a gold medalist named Bumblebee. The other medalists were also mononymous. The silver medalist was Martin from France. And in third place there was Shigekix…

Mary Bono Steps Down As USA Gymnastics President And CEO, Defends Anti-Kaepernick Tweet Mary Bono Steps Down As USA Gymnastics President And CEO, Defends Anti-Kaepernick Tweet

Well, that was fast. Just five days—and two of those days were weekend days—after her appointment as interim president and CEO of USA Gymnastics was announced, Mary Bono, a former Republican congresswoman from California, has announced she’s resigning from the post.

Simone Biles Has All The Power, And She Knows It Simone Biles Has All The Power, And She Knows It

I’ve been writing about Simone Biles since 2013, when she made her senior international debut at the American Cup. She placed second there, in what wound up being one of the last second-place all-around finishes of her career, but she already displayed all the physical prowess we’ve come to associate with her: speed,…

USA Gymnastics Appoints Interim CEO And She Has A Take On Nike And Colin Kaepernick [Update] USA Gymnastics Appoints Interim CEO And She Has A Take On Nike And Colin Kaepernick [Update]

USA Gymnastics announced the appointment of Mary Bono as interim CEO and president of USA yesterday. Bono previously worked at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting in Washington, DC. Before that, she was a congresswoman from California. She was first elected in 1998 to replace her husband Sonny Bono, who died in a skiing…

Simone Biles Unveils New Vault No Woman Has Ever Done Before, Remains Invincible  Simone Biles Unveils New Vault No Woman Has Ever Done Before, Remains Invincible 

Yesterday, USA Gymnastics hosted its selection camp to help choose the five-person team for the upcoming world championships in Doha. I say “help choose” because the results from this competition—or any competition for that matter—aren’t truly determinative of who will be named or not. Final team composition will be…

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