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Aly Raisman says she faced criticism for posing nude in 'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit issue

Former Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman said some have called her hypocritical after she posed nude for a special "Sports Illustrated" shoot.
Via USA Today
7 days ago

Raisman feels empowered by posing for SI swimsuit issue

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic gold-medal gymnast Aly Raisman is a survivor, and she’s got the word on her body to prove it. The six-time medalist poses with nothing more than that, and some other powerful words, in the 2018 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Raisman says the “In Her Own Words” portion of the swimsuit issue where women wear nothing but words of wisdom on their bodies is...
Via MyNorthwest.com
8 days ago

Empowered Aly Raisman poses nude for SI Swimsuit

"I would like to remind everyone that being a survivor is nothing to be ashamed of," Raisman said.
Via New York Post
10 days ago

Gabby Douglas, mother disappointed over attack on Nassar

On Friday morning, Randall Margraves was taken down by court bailiffs as he tried to attack Larry Nassar, who abused three of his daughters while he was still the doctor for Team USA’s gymnastics team. He did so after pleading with the judge to give him just one minute with Nassar, and of course she could not grant him that request.It was a very emotional scene, especially as Margraves...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Victims' father apologizes for attacking Larry Nassar, released from custody

The man who tried to attack Larry Nassar in a court room on Friday morning has apologized for his actions, and a judge has decided to release him from custody without penalty.Randall Margraves, whose three daughters were among Nassar’s hundreds of sexual assault victims, went after Nassar after a judge turned down Margraves’ request to lock Nassar in a room with him as part of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Father of Nassar victims attacks Nassar in court

The father of three young women who are among the hundreds of victims who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar tried to attack the former USA Gymnastics team doctor in court Friday morning.With two of his daughters standing by his side, Randall Margraves asked Judge Janice Cunningham if she would grant him five minutes alone in a room with Nassar as part of Nassar’s sentence. Cunningham...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Liukin steps down as US women’s gymnastics team coordinator

The coordinator of the women’s national team for USA Gymnastics has stepped down, the latest departure to rock the embattled organization in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal centered on former team doctor Larry Nassar. Valeri Liukin said Friday he was stepping down after taking over for Martha Karolyi in September 2016. Liukin said in a statement that while he wanted to help turn...
Via MyNorthwest.com
21 days ago

Michigan State AD resigning in wake of Nassar scandal

The fallout from the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal has continued at Michigan State, as athletic director Mark Hollis is the latest university official who is stepping down in the wake of Nassar’s sentencing this week.Hollis, an MSU alum who has been the athletic director since 2008, said in a press conference Friday that he will step down. He said the decision was his alone and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

'This is bigger than Larry Nassar': Aly Raisman, other victims discuss abuse

Several of Larry Nassar's victims, including Olympian Aly Raisman, shared their thoughts about his prison sentence.
Via USA Today
28 days ago

‘Bigger than Larry Nassar’: Aly Raisman wants heads to roll over doctor’s abuse

A day after former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison, three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman insisted that others must be held accountable for the sicko physician’s pattern of rampant sex abuse. “This is bigger than Larry Nassar,” Raisman – one of Nassar’s more than 150 victims...
Via New York Post
29 days ago

Aly Raisman speaks about testifying against Nassar

Raisman said she still had not been contacted by USA Gymnastics.
Via USA Today
29 days ago

Judge sentences Nassar to 175 years: ‘I just signed your death warrant’

Former United States gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison on Wednesday, and the judge who presided over his trial was as harsh as possible when delivering the sentence.After hearing from numerous victims whom Nassar sexually abused during his time as an athletic trainer, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told Nassar she “just signed your death warrant”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman blasts USOC for 'shamelessly taking credit' for USAG resignations

Raisman posted a lengthy response to Twitter for "shamelessly taking credit" for the three USA Gymnastics board members who resigned.
Via Sporting News
January 23, 2018

Raisman rips USOC: 'Shamelessly taking credit'

Aly Raisman, one of the Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnasts who said she was sexually abused by Larry Nassar, blasted the USOC, chiding the organization for "shamelessly taking credit" for the resignations of top board members at USA Gymnastics.
Via ESPN
January 23, 2018

Aly Raisman demands independent investigation after three USA Gymnastics board members resign

Olympian tweets statement in response to USOC, says organization isn't acknowledging its role and has "zero accountability."
Via USA Today
January 22, 2018

Aly Raisman's mom slams Tom Izzo over Larry Nassar statement: 'total moron or just a liar'

Aly Raisman's mom Lynn Raisman slammed MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo for his response to the hearing of convicted pedophile and former MSU doctor Larry Nassar.
Via Fourth-Place Medal
January 20, 2018

Jordyn Wieber becomes latest Olympic gymnast to assert abuse by Larry Nassar

Jordyn Wieber became the latest Olympian to accuse Larry Nassar of sexual abuse Friday, speaking during the disgraced physician’s sentencing hearing in Lansing, Michigan. “I thought that training for the Olympics would be the hardest thing I would ever have to do. But the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar,” said Wieber, 22, who was part...
Via The Denver Post
January 19, 2018

Aly Raisman delivers powerful message to Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics in stirring statement

For the fourth straight day Friday, former USA Gymnastic doctor Larry Nassar was confronted at his sentencing hearing with statements from women he sexually abused under the guise of treatment. One of the victims who spoke Friday was six-time Olympic medalist, Aly Raisman, who delivered a powerful 13-minute missive on how Nassar hurt her and how USAG and the United State Olympic...
Via The Comeback
January 19, 2018

Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber address Larry Nassar

USA Gymnasts Aly Raisman and Jordyn Weiber addressed their abuser, Larry Nassar, at his sentence hearing.
Via USA Today
January 19, 2018

UCLA Gymnastics Assistant Jordyn Wieber Makes Victim Impact Statement Against Nassar

Wieber publicly spoke about being abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar for the first time this morning. Just two weeks ago, UCLA Gymnastics assistant coachJordyn Wieber was coaching the UCLA Gymnastics team at Pauley Pavilion in an unusual situation. Bruin head coach Valerie Kondos-Field, aka Miss Val, was missing. She missed that night’s meet because she was sick...
Via Bruins Nation
January 19, 2018

Aly Raisman rips USOC, USA Gymnastics at former doctor's sentencing hearing

The Olympian delivered a scathing 13-minute statement directed at Dr. Larry Nassar and the governing bodies that enabled his abuse.
Via Sporting News
January 19, 2018

Aly Raisman rips into sick gymnastics doctor before sentencing

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman — a member of the “Fierce Five” team that won gold in 2012 — stared down Larry Nassar at his sentencing hearing in Michigan Friday, telling him he “should have been locked up a long, long time ago.” “I am here to face you, Larry, so you can see I’ve regained...
Via New York Post
January 19, 2018

Wieber testifies: 'I am a victim of Larry Nassar'

Jordyn Wieber gave her impact at the Larry Nassar sentencing hearing, saying the former Team USA physician has "caused me to feel shame and confusion."
Via ESPN
January 19, 2018

Olympian Wieber testifies at Nassar hearing

Jordyn Wieber gave her impact at the Larry Nassar sentencing hearing, saying the former Team USA physician has "caused me to feel shame and confusion."
Via ESPN
January 19, 2018

Jordyn Wieber, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, makes statement of sexual abuse against Larry Nassar

U.S. gymnast Jordyn Wieber, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, made a statement in court Friday accusing Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.
Via USA Today
January 19, 2018
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