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Gymnastics Coach Banned In Romania For Abuse Faces Abuse Allegations In The USA

Gymnastics Coach Banned In Romania For Abuse Faces Abuse Allegations In The USA

Gymnastics News Network -Posted by Brandon Chaney Recently GNN added a tip line to our website. We wanted to give people in the community a voice. We knew there were still victims out there. We also knew that parents and coaches were eager to make sure gymnastics stayed a safe sport. What we quickly realized as tip after tip came in, there ...

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GNN Exclusive! Yet Another USA National Gymnastics Coach Being Questioned For Abusive Behavior During Practices – The Abuse In Gymnastics Needs To STOP Now!

GNN Exclusive! Yet Another USA National Gymnastics Coach Being Questioned For Abusive Behavior During Practices – The Abuse In Gymnastics Needs To STOP Now!

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon It comes as no surprise that in the wake of Larry Nassar being indicted with count after count of sexual assault from more than 80 individuals, that USAG would sit up and take notice to other abuse claims that have been filed within their organization. GNN has acquired information that a prominent team coach ...

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Another Coach Turns A Blind Eye – Be An Advocate, Not A Bystander

Another Coach Turns A Blind Eye – Be An Advocate, Not A Bystander

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Recently GNN reported that a victim, Jane Doe, brought suit against former club owner and head coach, Mike West, for sexual abuse that happen during the 1980’s and 1990’s. We also noted that West’s assistant coach, Sam Mc Bride, witnessing the abuse taking place, yet remained silent as court documentation states, ’West managed to ...

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Active Gymnastics Coach Dissuaded From Reporting Sexual Abuse

Active Gymnastics Coach Dissuaded From Reporting Sexual Abuse

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon So much negative behavior has been brought to light in the gymnastics community lately that it certainly has brought out the courageousness in many that may not have stepped forward before. The sexual abuse scandal is not the only focus that people should be aware of these days. GNN has discovered that one coach ...

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Nassar Gag Order Challenged by Allegedly Abused Gymnasts

Nassar Gag Order Challenged by Allegedly Abused Gymnasts

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon On March 29, 2017, State of Michigan Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie E. Aquilina in People v. Lawrence Gerard Nassar, Ingham County Circuit Court Case No. 17-143-FC issued a “gag order” silencing Rachael Denhollander, Lindsey Lemke, Jamie Dantzscher, and more than 80 alleged victims of sexual abuse by Lawrence Gerard Nassar in various civil ...

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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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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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What To Look For In A Good Coach: Abuse Series Part 2

What To Look For In A Good Coach: Abuse Series Part 2

Gymnastics News Network By: Nicole Bard In Part 1 of our Abuse Series, we identified various aspects to look for in a good gym that works to be proactive against abuse of all types. The next step in providing and maintaining safety in one’s gym is through its staff members. A gymnastics facility can be well equipped with proper surveillance, ...

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What To Look For In A Good Gym: Abuse Series Part 1

What To Look For In A Good Gym: Abuse Series Part 1

Gymnastics News Network By: Nicole Bard As a parent of a young gymnast myself, the most important decision you can make for a child in their gymnastics career is the facility at which they train. There are countless gyms out there, but picking the right one that fits your child’s unique needs is vital. Some important aspects one usually considers ...

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