New Bill Requires Athletic Organizations to Report Sexual Abuse

On March 3rd, a group of U.S. senators introduced legislation designed to protect amateur athletes by requiring coaches and trainers to report any suspected sexual abuse. In light of the recent allegations surrounding the USA Gymnastics, USA Swimming, and USA Taekwondo organizations and the unreported abuse their athletes endured, legislatures decided to take action. The… read more

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USA Gymnastics Reels from Sex-Abuse Allegations Against Doctor

Larry Nassar, a former team physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, is facing charges of sexual assault and possessing child pornography.
After a banner year for the U.S. women’s gymnastics program in which it dominated the Rio Olympics, the sport’s governing body is facing a tumultuous 2017, stemming from sex abuse allegations against a longtime team doctor.

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Editorial: USA Gymnastics must send strong message

Editorial: USA Gymnastics must send strong message
Indy Star
Ray Adams was a monster disguised as a gymnastics coach.
And he was skilled as a predator. Sickeningly so. He knew how to manipulate young gymnasts, all girls, and win their trust. And he knew how to exploit a lax, secretive environment that undermines the apparatus of the USA Gymnastics network. Which allowed him to sexually abuse girls entrusted to

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He could have been stopped: How one pedophile kept coaching gymnastics

AN INDYSTAR INVESTIGATION TRACED THE PATH OF FORMER COACH RAY ADAMS ACROSS A DOZEN GYMS IN FOUR STATES. Jenny Brannan answered the phone, and 20 years of fear bubbled to the surface with the caller’s first question: “Do you know who Ray Adams is?” Silence. The Missouri woman spent most of her life trying to… read more

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A 20-year toll: 368 gymnasts allege sexual exploitation

INDYSTAR INVESTIGATIONS REVEALED THAT CHILDREN WERE BEING ABUSED IN GYMNASTICS GYMS, BUT NO ONE KNEW HOW WIDESPREAD THE PROBLEM WAS. UNTIL NOW. A 12-year-old gymnast molested by an Olympic coach during “therapy” sessions. Children as young as 6 secretly photographed nude by coaches. Coaches who slipped a finger inside girls’ leotards. A coach having almost… read more

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