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The FBI failed Olympic gymnasts. What does that mean for everyone else?

Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney won gold for the US in gymnastics but were ignored or dismissed by the country's justice system for too long before Larry Nassar, the predator volunteering as a doctor for USA Gymnastics and working at Michigan State University, was put behind bars.
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Analysis: The FBI failed Olympic gymnasts. What does that mean for everyone else?

Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney won gold for the US in gymnastics but were ignored or dismissed by the country's justice system for too long before Larry Nassar, the predator volunteering as a doctor for USA Gymnastics and working at Michigan State University, was put behind bars.
Tags: News, US, Fbi, Stories, Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics, McKayla Maroney, Larry Nassar, Simone Biles Aly Raisman


McKayla Maroney: FBI made 'entirely false claims about what I said'

Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Simone Biles ripped the FBI and the Justice Department in Senate testimony Wednesday for how FBI agents mishandled abuse allegations brought against Larry Nassar and then made false statements in the fallout from the botched investigation.
Tags: Cnn, Fbi, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Larry Nassar, Justice Department in Senate


US gymnasts Biles and Maroney testify on FBI's handling of Larry Nassar investigation

Simone Biles and McKayla Maroney testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on the FBI's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Olympians, senators call for prosecution of former FBI agents for lying about the Larry Nassar case

Two and a half hours into a Senate judiciary committee hearing into the FBI’s mishandling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) offered FBI director Christopher Wray some advice. The hearing was in response to the July release of a Department of Justice Office of Inspector General’s report that found the FBI failed to act in its Nassar investigation “with the urgency that the allegations required.” Specifically the Inspector General’s investigation found ...
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The FBI made 'entirely false claims about what I said,' an emotional McKayla Maroney testified before a Senate committee

Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Simone Biles ripped the FBI and the Justice Department in Senate testimony Wednesday for how FBI agents mishandled abuse allegations brought against Larry Nassar and then made false statements in the fallout from the botched investigation.
Tags: News, Senate, Fbi, Stories, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Larry Nassar, Justice Department in Senate


Simone Biles says ‘burdens’ of Nassar abuse remained with her at Olympics

Gymnast gives searing testimony at US senate hearingFBI accused of failing to investigate abuse properlySimone Biles offered emotional testimony on Tuesday at a US senate hearing into the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, an episode that rocked the world of gymnastics and involved some of the most famous young athletes in America.Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, is serving an effective life sentence after abusing dozens of athletes under his care. Biles and other Olympic gold medalists suc...
Tags: US, Sport, Fbi, Gymnastics, US sports, Simone Biles, Biles, Aly Raisman, Nassar, USA Gymnastics, McKayla Maroney, Larry Nassar, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, America Nassar


USA gymnasts describe how FBI lied about their allegations against Larry Nassar

Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Simone Biles ripped the FBI and the Justice Department in Senate testimony Wednesday for how FBI agents mishandled abuse allegations brought against Larry Nassar and then made false statements in the fallout from the botched investigation.
Tags: Usa, Cnn, Fbi, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Larry Nassar, Justice Department in Senate


Top Stories this PM: Police to fence Capitol ahead of far-right rally; Olympians to testify on Larry Nassar abuse

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:Police to put fencing around Capitol building ahead of far-right rally. US Capitol Police will reinstall fencing around the perimeter of the Capitol ahead of the upcoming "Justice for J6" rally planned for September 18. The rally is being held to support people who have been accused, arrested, and charged for their involvement in the Capitol insurrection...
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Sex abuse scandals haunt USA Gymnastics even at the Olympics

TOKYO >> Ten years ago Tokyo hosted another major international gymnastics competition, the 2011 World Championships. Those Worlds would launch a decade of American dominance unprecedented in the sport; an era where Team USA has won all seven Olympic or World all-around team titles available between 2011 and 2019, all but one of the individual all-around crowns during that period, 32 of 52 individual Olympic and World individual gold medals, and witnessed the emergence of a once in a lifetime ta...
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Senate to hold hearing on FBI’s mishandling of Nassar case

The Senate judiciary committee will hold hearings on the FBI’s mishandling of the investigation into allegations that former U.S. Olympic and women’s national gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar sexually abused Olympic and World champions and hundreds of other young women. The judiciary committee’s announcement Thursday comes a day after the release of a Department of Justice report that found the FBI’s Indianapolis office failed to respond to allegations by U.S. Olympic and national team mem...
Tags: Usa, News, Australia, Senate, Nigeria, Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Fbi, Soccer, Olympics, Iowa, Argentina, Tokyo, Department Of Justice, Doj


DOJ investigation blasts FBI for mishandling Larry Nassar case

Officials in the FBI’s Indianapolis office failed to respond to allegations by American Olympic champions and national team members that they had been sexually abused by former U.S. Olympic and USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar “with the urgency that the allegations required,” according to a U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released Wednesday. The OIG, after a nearly three-year investigation, also concluded that W. Jay Abbott, the Indianapolis special age...
Tags: Japan, Usa, London, News, Congress, Australia, California, Senate, Boston, Nigeria, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Indianapolis, Fbi, Soccer


UTA Signs Olympic Gold Medalist McKayla Maroney Ahead of YouTube Channel Launch (EXCLUSIVE)

McKayla Maroney is evidently impressed with United Talent Agency, having signed in all areas with the representation firm, Variety has learned exclusively. The Olympic gold medalist rose to fame as part of the “fierce five” team of gymnasts to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. When photographed with a hesitant expression after winning […]
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USA Gymnastics signs deal with FloSports, sparks outrage

In announcing a multi-year agreement with FloSports Wednesday, USA Gymnastics CEO Li Li Leung said the partnership “aims to empower athletes” and that the Austin-based paid streaming company “is aligned with our goals of expanding athlete health and wellness resources.” But the USA Gymnastics agreement with FloSports has sparked widespread outrage within the American gymnastics over a website owned by the company linking to purported nude photos of Olympic champion McKayla Maroney in 2014. To fo...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Fbi, Austin, Soccer, Olympics, Tokyo, Nathan Chen, Battaglia, USA Gymnastics, McKayla Maroney, Maroney, USA Water Polo, Li Li Leung, Mark Busby, USOPC


Senate passes powerful Olympic reform legislation

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed major Olympic reform legislation Tuesday that would demand greater accountability from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the national governing bodies of Olympic sports in this country in the wake of the USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming sexual and physical abuse scandals. The Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athlete Act places greater legal liability on the USOPC and NGBs for sexual abuses by coaches, officials and employees and provides C...
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Artist makes travel posters for National Parks based on their worst 1-star reviews

"There are bugs and they will bite on your face." -- a bad review about Sequoia National Park This is hilarious. Designer Amber Share discovered that there were one-star reviews for all 62 of our National Parks and decided to illustrate and hand letter travel posters for them "as a way to put a positive, fun spin on such a negative mindset." She calls her series a "snarky love letter to the National Parks System" and it's absolutely delightful. See the entire series on her Instagram, and purch...
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, National Parks, Sequoia National Park, McKayla Maroney, Happy Mutant, National Parks System, Positive Deviant, Amber Share, Big hole, Everyone's A Critic, Subpar Parks


Olympic coach John Geddert’s home and family business raided

Law enforcement in Michigan on Tuesday raided the home and business of John Geddert, the 2012 U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics coach and longtime friend and associate of Larry Nassar, the disgraced former U.S. Olympic and national team physician. The Michigan Attorney General’s office, assisted by state and local police, executed search warrants at both Geddert’s Grand Ledge home 13 miles west of Lansing, and Twistars, the local gym once owned by Geddert where dozens of women allege they were sex...
Tags: News, Sports, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Olympics, Tokyo, Michigan, Manly, Michigan State University, State Supreme Court, USOC, Lansing, Kathryn, Paralympic Committee, Nassar


From Crying Jordan to McKayla Is Not Impressed, memes came of age in the 2010s

A decade ago, you might have reacted to the word 'meme' like this:Now, you probably wouldn't bat an eye. A meme is an inside joke with the internet; it's a moment turned into comedy; it's Twitter somehow galvanizing over humour.Memes, at least in their current form, did not exist prior to this decade. Twitter was launched in 2006, but only began turning mainstream in 2009 after celebrities like NBA star Shaquille O'Neal joined the social platform.Merriam Webster dic...
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Sephora Instamasks Have Arrived

Sephora Instamasks have arrived but will they provide insta-results? One can hope! These $7 masks (1.69 oz) are available in six fruity flavors that act to treat a variety of skin issues! Apparently each tube holds five masks portions. I thought it was interested they addressed how many times you can use each right on the packaging! That’s rather handy! Formulas: Peppermint Gum Mask: Tones Grapefruit Peeling Mask: Perfects skin Oat Muesli mask: Soothes Hemp Mousse Mask: Targets blemishes...
Tags: Beauty, Skincare, McKayla Maroney, Spring Collections 2019, Sephora Ingredients Açaí Berry, Alkyl Benzoate Sodium Acrylates Crosspolymer


Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser for Spring 2019

Cleansing balm fan girls and boys will be happy about the launch of the new Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser ($34) that also features a Bamboo Booster that can be mixed into the butter for gentle exfoliation as you cleanse! Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser removes dirt, makeup, and sunscreen with a rich oil balm blend that contains a mix of fruit oils such as waterrmelon, cranberry, kiwki, blueberry, and strawberry oils as well as a mix of nourishing, lighter oils includ...
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Colton Underwood Hasnt Spoken to Aly Raisman Since Talking About Assault

Keeping his distance. Colton Underwood has not yet reached out to ex-girlfriend Aly Raisman after he seemingly spoke on The Bachelor about her being sexually abused. Hollywood’s Sexual Misconduct Scandals Underwood, 27, told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, February 5, that he hasn’t spoken to the Olympic gymnast, 24, because he wants to keep the focus on The Bachelor season 23 contestant Caelynn Miller-Keyes, who opened up to him about being raped in college on a recent episode of ...
Tags: Hollywood, Abc, Religion, NFL, US Weekly, Colton, Underwood, Virginia Commonwealth University, Raisman, Aly Raisman, Nassar, USA Gymnastics, McKayla Maroney, Larry Nassar, Colton Underwood, MUSIC CELEBS


Ron Galimore, USA Gymnastics official linked to Nassar scandal, resigns

A top USA Gymnastics official linked to the organization’s alleged cover-up of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal resigned Friday. The resignation of USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore comes after months of mounting criticism for his alleged role in the Nassar cover-up and just days after the U.S. Olympic Committee began proceedings to strip USA Gymnastics of its national governing body status. “The USA Gymnastics board of directors has accepted the resignation of Chief Operatin...
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USOC, USA Gymnastics, Penny ask court to deny Aly Raisman access to law firm’s work on independent investigation

Attorneys for the U.S. Olympic Committee, former USA Gymnastics chief executive Steve Penny and a law firm hired by the USOC to conduct an investigation of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal have asked a U.S. District Court judge to deny a subpoena on behalf of Olympic champion Aly Raisman seeking documents related to the investigation, according to court filings. Raisman’s attorneys filed a subpoena on September 26 requesting that Ropes & Gray, the law firm conducting the Nassar investigation f...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, San Jose, Gray, Olympia, U S District Court, USOC, U S Olympic Committee, Ropes Gray, Raisman, Aly Raisman, Nassar, USA Gymnastics, USAG


USA Gymnastics official calls USOC move to decertify “strategic”

The U.S. Olympic Committee’s bid to strip USA Gymnastics of its national governing body status is a “strategic move” designed to head off criticism from Congress, former Olympians and sex abuse survivors who have criticized USA Gymnastics’ handling of the Larry Nassar scandal, a top USA Gymnastics official wrote in an email Wednesday obtained by the Southern California News Group. Tim Forster, USA Gymnastics high performance team coordinator, also questioned the USOC’s ability to manage USA Gymn...
Tags: Congress, Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Olympics, Jordan, Board, Olympia, USOC, Forster, The Board of Directors, U S Olympic Committee, Nassar, USA Gymnastics, Tasha Schwikert


All Olympia agrees to pay Nassar survivor Mattie Larson $1 million

All Olympia Gymnastics Center, the world renown Hawthorne academy, recently finalized a $1 million settlement with World Championships silver medalist Mattie Larson, her attorney confirmed to the Southern County News Group. The settlement stems from Larson’s lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against AOGC and its directors Artur Akopya and Galina Marinova that alleged their treatment of Larson led to her being sexually abused by former U.S. Olympic and USA Gymnastics national team physician L...
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USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics

The U.S. Olympic Committee has initiated steps to strip USA Gymnastics of its national governing body status having run out of patience with the Indianapolis-based organization’s inability to establish effective leadership and eradicate a culture of abuse that enabled Larry Nassar’s decades long sexual abuse of Olympians and hundreds of other young gymnasts. The move comes less than two years before the 2020 Olympic Games and against the backdrop of a series of missteps by USA Gymnastics executi...
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All Olympia, former training center for McKalya Maroney, shuts down amid scandals, lawsuits

All Olympia Gymnastics Center, the Hawthorne gym that produced Olympic and World Championship medalists but found itself at the center of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal, is closing. All Olympia gained worldwide attention with the rise of Olympic champion McKayla Maroney, who revolutionized the vault and became one of the most recognizable women athletes on the planet after the 2012 London Games. Mattie Larson, a 2019 World Championships silver medalist, is also All Olympia product. But All O...
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Former USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny arrested for evidence tampering

Former USA Gymnastics chief executive Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday night on a felony evidence tampering charge related to his alleged role in his and the organization’s cover-up of U.S. Olympic and national team physician Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of hundreds of gymnasts. Penny’s arrest in a resort town in Tennessee’s Great Smokey Mountains follows an indictment of Penny by a Texas grand jury last month for third degree felony evidence tampering. The indictment alleges Penny ordered the ...
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Simone Biles Did A Game-Changing Vault That No Woman Has Ever Accomplished

We’re incredibly lucky to live in the same world as Simone Biles, who is making history by dominating the world of gymnastics. Witnessing her perform her routines will give you goosebumps every time, even if you can’t do a cartwheel. And superhuman Biles isn’t just winning gold medals and setting new records — she’s performing feats of athletics that have never been done by a woman in her sport. At a qualifying competition for the world championships, Biles completed a brand-new vault that has ...
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