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The First Woman To Do A Triple Axel Is Still Skating The First Woman To Do A Triple Axel Is Still Skating

This week, Tonya Harding placed third in the Dancing With The Stars final. As we were reminded throughout the (blessedly) brief season, Harding was the first American woman to land a triple axel in competition, which she did in 1991. But Harding was not the first woman ever to do this jump—that distinction belongs to…

Why Is Ron Galimore, The Highest Ranking Holdover From The Larry Nassar Era, Still With USA Gymnastics? Why Is Ron Galimore, The Highest Ranking Holdover From The Larry Nassar Era, Still With USA Gymnastics?

Yesterday, the Indianapolis Star reported that USA Gymnastics officials helped Larry Nassar provide a cover story for why he was absent from major competitions in late 2015 while the organization conducted its internal investigation into his sexual abuse of gymnasts. (USAG honored his request to tell people that he…

Report: USA Gymnastics Helped Cover For Larry Nassar's Absences During Investigation Report: USA Gymnastics Helped Cover For Larry Nassar's Absences During Investigation

In June 2015, Maggie Nichols and her coach Sarah Jantzi reported to USA Gymnastics officials that the gymnast had been sexually abused by team doctor Larry Nassar. Their complaints, which were passed onto then-CEO Steve Penny, prompted a five-week internal investigation during which Nichols, Aly Raisman, and McKayla…

Leaders From Gymnastics And The USOC Sat Down For A Congressional Grilling Leaders From Gymnastics And The USOC Sat Down For A Congressional Grilling

The heads of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, USA Swimming, USA Taekwondo, USA Volleyball, and the U.S. Center for SafeSport were grilled today by members of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee about their roles in protecting member athletes from sexual abuse.

Michigan State's Nassar Settlement Could Set A Troubling First Amendment Precedent Michigan State's Nassar Settlement Could Set A Troubling First Amendment Precedent

On Wednesday, Michigan State announced that it had settled with 332 survivors of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse for $500 million. Of that enormous sum, $425 million will be divided among the women and girls, with $75 million set aside for any future Nassar survivors who come forward.

The Senior Vice President Of USA Gymnastics' Women's Program Has Been Asked To Resign [Update] The Senior Vice President Of USA Gymnastics' Women's Program Has Been Asked To Resign [Update]

This week, USA Gymnastics is holding its training camp for the women’s national team at Flip Fest Camp in Tennessee. (Since ceasing to host camps at the Karolyi Ranch back in January, the camps have been held in different places.) And at this month’s camp, a bomb was dropped on national team members and their coaches:…

Reports: Michigan State To Settle With Larry Nassar Victims For $500 Million Reports: Michigan State To Settle With Larry Nassar Victims For $500 Million

According to the Detroit Free Press and the Lansing State Journal, Michigan State has agreed to settle the lawsuits filed by hundreds of women who have said they were sexually abused by Larry Nassar for $500 million. The settlement was approved by the board of trustees this morning. The sum will be paid out to 332…

Thousands Of Gymnasts Are Sharing Videos Of Their Best/Worst Falls Thousands Of Gymnasts Are Sharing Videos Of Their Best/Worst Falls

Gymnasts fall a lot. Sometimes they fall in competition and we all get to watch but mostly they fall in practice, with only their teammates and coaches as witnesses. But everyone has a smart phone, which means that all the falls, whether they came in training or in competition, are invariably preserved for posterity.…

Evgenia Medvedeva Leaves Longtime Coach To Train With Brian Orser In Canada Evgenia Medvedeva Leaves Longtime Coach To Train With Brian Orser In Canada

Evgenia Medvedeva, arguably the most successful figure skater of the last quad with back-to-back world titles and the Olympic silver medal in Pyeongchang, is leaving her longtime coach, Eteri Tutberidze, to train with Canadian Brian Orser.

Dominique Moceanu Says Speaking Up About Abuse Ruined Her Career For Nearly A Decade Dominique Moceanu Says Speaking Up About Abuse Ruined Her Career For Nearly A Decade

Dominique Moceanu was nervous as she sat in the green room before being interviewed on HBO’s Real Sports in 2008. It was not nearly the biggest stage she’d faced, but the challenge in front of her was a new one. The 1996 Olympic gold medalist and 1995 national champion was about to talk about her experiences as an…

Male Gymnasts Come Forward About Sexual And Physical Abuse In Brazilian Gymnastics Male Gymnasts Come Forward About Sexual And Physical Abuse In Brazilian Gymnastics

Forty male gymnasts in Brazil have come forward and said that gymnastics coach Fernando de Carvalho Lopes sexually abused them during their careers, according to a report that aired on aired on Brazilian television Sunday night.

Simone Biles Has Some New Tricks

The day after Dateline aired an hour long investigation in USA Gymnastics’ handling of sex abuse allegations and Larry Nassar—with interviews with McKayla Maroney and Martha and Bela Karolyi—USA Gymnastics released a feel-good seven-minute video about Simone Biles’s comeback.

How Cirque Du Soleil Turns Gymnasts Into Artists How Cirque Du Soleil Turns Gymnasts Into Artists

Even a casual viewer of Olympic gymnastics knows that the gymnasts they watch are young. It’s the one thing that everyone knows about gymnasts, besides their being good at gymnastics—they tend to peak in their teens, and then leave the sport. This has been one of the main stories of the sport since Olga Korbut and…

Olympic Champion Aliya Mustafina Returns To Competition 10 Months After Giving Birth Olympic Champion Aliya Mustafina Returns To Competition 10 Months After Giving Birth

Two weeks ago, we saw the first glimpses of Simone Biles’s comeback after a full year off and it was impressive. In practice footage, Biles showed that she could still do most of her big skills despite the break from full-time training.

Practice Footage Shows That Taking A Year Off From Training Doesn't Matter When You're Simone Biles Practice Footage Shows That Taking A Year Off From Training Doesn't Matter When You're Simone Biles

It’s been under six months since Simone Biles, the greatest female gymnast of all-time, resumed training after taking more than a year off after winning four gold medals and a bronze at the Olympics, and judging from the footage that was just posted to USA Gymnastics’ Instagram account, Biles is picking up right where…

Passover Is The Most Constipated Holiday Passover Is The Most Constipated Holiday

It’s almost Passover again, the Jewish holiday that is notionally about freedom and liberation but, as practiced, is more about cleaning maniacally, covering every surface in your home with tinfoil so it resembles the interior of a spaceship from a 1960’s television show, and refraining eating bread. Some people claim…

Report: MSU Spent Half A Million Dollars Monitoring Nassar Victims' And Journalists' Social Media Accounts  Report: MSU Spent Half A Million Dollars Monitoring Nassar Victims' And Journalists' Social Media Accounts 

A day after William Strampel, the former dean of the osteopathic medical school at Michigan State University and the ex-boss of disgraced sexual abuser Larry Nassar, was charged with criminal sexual conduct and willful neglect of duty, the Lansing State Journal reported that MSU spent in excess of $500,000 keeping…

Nathan Chen Wins Men's Figure Skating World Title Nathan Chen Wins Men's Figure Skating World Title

By the time Nathan Chen skated to center ice to start his free skate at the 2018 world championships, he really only need to stay upright and hit one or two quad jumps in order to win his first ever world championship gold. Chen, who entered the men’s free skate in first place, skated last in the final group. Each of…

Kaetlyn Osmond Becomes First Canadian Ladies Figure Skating World Champion Since 1973 Kaetlyn Osmond Becomes First Canadian Ladies Figure Skating World Champion Since 1973

We’re going to talk about figure skating. No, it’s not a month ago. You haven’t woken up in February in the middle of the Winter Olympics when everything Adam Rippon said or did made international headlines. Figure skating goes on even after the Olympics are over. It is March, which means it’s time for the world…

The U.S. Women Fall Apart In Figure Skating The U.S. Women Fall Apart In Figure Skating

A medal for the U.S. women in the ladies single figure skating was always going to be a long shot at best. With Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedevia of Russia all but assured the gold and silver medal in whatever order the judges decided, every other top skater would be left scrambling for the bronze. The list of…

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