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USA Junior & Senior Gymnasts Dominate Event Finals In Jesolo

USA Junior & Senior Gymnasts Dominate Event Finals In Jesolo

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon After coming off an overwhelming team victory for both the Junior and Senior ladies from the USA, the event finals wrapped up today in Jesolo, Italy. Competing in the event finals in Jesolo, Italy for Team USA Junior Event Finals Vault: Perea, Malabuyo Bars: O’Keefe, Perea Beam: O’keefe, Perea Floor: O’Keefe, Malabuyo Senior Event ...

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USAG & Lawyers Face Off Over Safety & Solvency

USAG & Lawyers Face Off Over Safety & Solvency

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Although we look to the elite gymnasts as the pinnacle and icons of gymnastics, there are thousands of participants in this sport at the recreational, local, regional and school levels.  The recent criminal and legal issues USA Gymnastics (USAG) faces raises the question … Where do we all go from here? Parents want to ...

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USAG Debacle and Just Who Should Be Notified First of Wrongdoings

USAG Debacle and Just Who Should Be Notified First of Wrongdoings

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon With all the talk and scandal forming around the ever so heated topic of abuse within USAG and the abuse issues that have been mounting for decades, I really feel like I need to speak my mind about a few key issues. Let me start with a few clerical points. USAG is under attack ...

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Steve Penny Is Out As CEO of USA Gymnastics

Steve Penny Is Out As CEO of USA Gymnastics

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Barely one week after rumblings that the USOC would call for him to step down, USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny has officially resigned effective March 16, 2017.   Penny has been under pressure to resign in correlation to USA Gymnastics method of handling of sex abuse cases, including those involving  Dr. Larry Nassar.  Many involved in the cases feel ...

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There Is No Such Thing As A Perfect 10.0…Or Is There?

There Is No Such Thing As A Perfect 10.0…Or Is There?

  Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey In my opinion there is no such thing as a “perfect 10”.  I didn’t agree with it in 1984 when Mary Lou Retton scored it at the Los Angeles Olympics.  I didn’t agree with it when Nadia Comaneci scored it in 1976 Montreal or the six she was awarded in 1980 Moscow.  And ...

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Olympian Mary Lou Retton, USA Gymnastics Board, Support Steve Penny

Olympian Mary Lou Retton, USA Gymnastics Board, Support Steve Penny

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   The United States Olympic Committee is being called upon to de-certify USA Gymnastics as the sport’s national governing body. The USOC does have the legal authority to designate national governing bodies, whose job it is to develop and choose Olympic team members.  There have been reports that USOC board members feel that USAG ...

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Mihai Brestyan Named Australia’s National Team Coach

Mihai Brestyan Named Australia’s National Team Coach

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Mihai Brestyan the longtime coach of Aly Raisman and former coach of Alicia Sacramone (Quinn), has been named coach of Australia’s Women’s National Gymnastics Team.  Brestyan, who was born in Romania, has led the U.S. national team at the 2010 and 2015 World Championships, and was named USA Gymnastics’ Coach of the Year in 2005, 2011 and 2013.  ...

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Stanford Men’s Gymnastics Host International Challenge Competition

Stanford Men’s Gymnastics Host International Challenge Competition

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   The second-ranked Cardinals put up a phenomenal showcase as they placed second in their annual International Challenge. Japan took first with a score of 425.800 followed by Stanford with a 421.550, No. 6 Minnesota at 405.600 and Canada at 392.700. The Cardinals opened the meet on pommel horse where they immediately posted their best score ...

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Former National Gymnastics Team Members Bravely Speak Out About Sexual Abuse From U.S. National Team Doctor Larry Nassar

Former National Gymnastics Team Members Bravely Speak Out About Sexual Abuse From U.S. National Team Doctor Larry Nassar

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon *Due to the mature content of this article, some material may be too sensitive for small children   For the first time, three exceptionally brave women from the U.S. National Gymnastics team have come forward to talk publicly about the abuse they suffered at the hands of Dr. Larry Nassar being treated under his ...

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Biles Shows Off in Sports Illustrated Photos-Raisman’s Too Much

Biles Shows Off in Sports Illustrated Photos-Raisman’s Too Much

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey The annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is ready to hit the shelves, however many of the images have already been posted online.  The issue features Simone Biles and Aly Raisman, both members of the USA 2016 Olympic gymnastics team.  Browsing the pictures I noticed a vast difference in the style of each of these women’s photo ...

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