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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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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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USA Gymnastics Under Attack Yet Again As Abuse Allegations Hit An Unbelievable Mark

USA Gymnastics Under Attack Yet Again As Abuse Allegations Hit An Unbelievable Mark

Gymnastics News Network By: Terri Laymon  It comes as no surprise to see that USA Gymnastics (the governing body for gymnastics across the US) has come under attack once again. Allegations that over 368 sexual abuse claims have been filed with USAG over a period spanning 20 years (and that’s only the cases that have been reported). That comes down ...

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Olympic Doctor Larry Nassar Arrested For Sexual Assault

Olympic Doctor Larry Nassar Arrested For Sexual Assault

Gymnastics News Network By: Nicole Bard Several months ago, GNN had reported the allegations of Larry Nassar, former U.S. Olympic Gymnastics doctor, regarding sexual abuse toward female gymnasts and patients he provided treatment for. Initially, two women, one being an Olympic gymnast, came forward to report sexual misconduct while in Nassar’s care from the 1990s to early 2000s. Unfortunately, since these victims have ...

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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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USA Gymnastics To Receive New Reporting Procedures For Allegations Of Abuse

USA Gymnastics To Receive New Reporting Procedures For Allegations Of Abuse

Gymnastics News Network By: Breanna Whitman Beginning in January, USA Gymnastics will have a new ally in the fight against sexual abuse within the sport of gymnastics. Details were revealed Thursday regarding the new U.S. Center for SafeSport, the non-profit brain child of the United States Olympic Committee that aims to create a clear set of policies to prevent and report ...

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More Gymnasts Come Forward Amongst Dr. Nassar Abuse Scandal

More Gymnasts Come Forward Amongst Dr. Nassar Abuse Scandal

Gymnastics News Network By: Nicole Bard Last week allegations began to surface that renowned Olympic gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, was accused of sexual abuse by two of his former patients, one in which was an Olympic gymnast. The sexual abuse survivors claim that Dr. Nassar sexually molested them during private one-on-one treatment appointments. These incidents reported amongst both patients are claimed ...

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