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McKayla Maroney was ‘suicidal’ after Nassar’s abuse: letters

McKayla Maroney’s letters to the judge presiding over Dr. Larry Nassar’s case, coupled with her mom’s, detail years of sexual abuse that changed the woman she’s become. McKayla and Erin Maroney sent in the eye-opening letters for the judge to read in private, instead of McKayla making her planned appearance in the Grand Rapids, Mich....
Via New York Post
December 06, 2017

McKayla Maroney: Former Olympic gymnastics doctor should spend rest of life in prison

In a victim-impact letter, Maroney, 21, describes in graphic detail how Larry Nassar sexually abused her starting when she was 13.
Via Sporting News
December 06, 2017

Gabby Douglas opens up in Aly Raisman apology: I was abused, too

Gabby Douglas added her name to the long list of female gymnasts who said they were victims of Dr. Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse in a post apologizing for her misguided comments last week. In walking back her controversial response to Aly Raisman’s message on victim shaming — in which Douglas said women should dress “modestly”...
Via New York Post
November 21, 2017

Gabby Douglas says ex-Team USA doctor Larry Nassar also abused her

In another statement and apology, Gabby Douglas now says she was abused by USA gym doctor Larry Nassar, as well.
Via Sporting News
November 21, 2017

Gabby Douglas says she was also abused by Larry Nassar

Gabby Douglas is the latest victim of former United States gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar to come forward.Douglas said in a statement Tuesday that she was too was abused by Nassar. McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman, two of Douglas’ ex-teammates on the “Fierce Five” team that won gold at the 2012 Olympics in London, have also come forward in the past month and said that they were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says team doctor abused her

Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor. Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday night that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by Larry Nassar because she was part of a group “conditioned to stay silent.” The 21-year-old Douglas...
Via MyNorthwest.com
November 21, 2017

Simone Biles criticism leads to apology from Gabby Douglas

On Friday, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman used social media to call for an end to victim shaming in sexual abuse cases and attacks on women for the attire they choose to wear.In response, fellow American gymnast Gabby Douglas, who won gold alongside Raisman at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Games, shared a controversial retort, implying women are, in part, responsible for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 18, 2017  |  Discuss

2016 U.S. Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman get into serious Twitter feud

Sports sometimes sees odd feuds between teammates, especially in the era of social media, but Friday delivered one of the strangest yet thanks to members of the 2016 Rio Olympics gold medal-winning U.S. women’s gymnastics team. One member of that team, Aly Raisman (left above), has repeatedly spoken out about the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal, criticizing the organization’s...
Via The Comeback
November 17, 2017

Simone Biles blasts Gabby Douglas over response to sexual abuse post

Simone Biles is calling out her former gymnastics teammate over a recent response to a post on sexual abuse.On Friday, gymnast Aly Raisman tweeted a message calling for an end to victim shaming and the way that women are attacked for the way they dress. Several hours later, fellow gymnast Gabby Douglas, who twice won the gold medal with Raisman as teammates on the “Fierce Five” team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman: I was abused by doctor

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Raisman tells “60 Minutes” she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He’s now is in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography...
Via MyNorthwest.com
November 09, 2017

Simone Biles fires back on social media after being called bad role model

Simone Biles has gotten used to social media trolls since she gained fame at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, but that doesn’t mean she is able to totally ignore all the insults that are hurled her way.Over the weekend, Biles posted a seemingly innocent photo on Instagram that showed her enjoying some time at the beach: One Instagram follower saw the photo as an opportunity to criticize...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

McKayla Maroney doubles down with new racy Instagram photos

McKayla Maroney is doubling down on the Instagram controversy she created over the weekend.On Saturday, the former Olympic gymnast posted a video on Instagram of her dancing in a thong, clearly showing off her behind.After the racy video caused a stir, Maroney responded to those who suggested she was hacked and didn’t intend to share such a revealing video.“i didn’t get hacked. unfollow...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak headlines American Cup

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Two-time Olympic gymnast and four-time national champion Sam Mikulak headlines the field for the American Cup in Newark, New Jersey, on March 4. The nine-man, nine-woman invitational also includes Oleg Vernaiev of Ukraine, who captured gold on parallel bars and silver in the all-around competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Ryohei Kato, who won the 2016 American...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Olympic champs Biles and Raisman posing in SI swimsuit issue

NEW YORK (AP) Olympic champion gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are vaulting into a new arena: the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The two stars - who combined for eight medals at the 2016 Olympics - posed at several spots in the Houston area not far from Biles' hometown of Spring, Texas for photographer James Macari. The 19-year-old Biles, who captured the Olympic all...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Former USA Gymnastics doctor faces new sexual assault lawsuit

A former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics physician is facing a 16th allegation of sexual assault. On Wednesday, a former Michigan State softball player became the 16th alleged victim to file a lawsuit against Dr. Larry Nassar, accusing him of sexually assaulting her under the guise of treatment after she arrived at the school in 1997, according to WILX News 10. The victim also...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman dating Raiders TE Colton Underwood

We all remember when Raiders tight end Colton Underwood sent gymnast Aly Raisman a video asking her out on a date. Underwood congratulated her on winning one gold and two silver medals, and casually expressed his interest on taking her out. No one really thought much would come of it, and that it would end up being more of something for Underwood’s teammates to poke fun at him for...
Via The Sports Daily
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman boyfriend is ex-NFL TE Colton Underwood

Sometimes it pays to take a shot, no matter how long the odds are. After all, just look at what Colton Underwood did. Underwood, who had stints with three different NFL teams but has never played in an NFL game, is dating gymnast Aly Raisman. Raisman went public with Underwood at the SI Sportsperson of the Year awards show on Monday in Brooklyn. She revealed they’ve been dating...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman planning to compete at Tokyo Olympics

Aly Raisman has plans to continue building upon her storied Olympic career by competing at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. At 22, Raisman is considered old for a gymnast, but her three-medal performance in Rio has her convinced that she should continue her career. That’s what Raisman was saying at the end of the Rio Games, and that line of thinking continues. During an interview...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Valeri Liukin to take over Karolyi's spot as USA Gymnastics team coordinator

INDIANAPOLIS -- USA Gymnastics didn't look far for to find Martha Karolyi's successor as the leader of its powerhouse women's program.Valeri Liukin, a four-time Olympic medalist and father of 2008 Olympic champion Nastia Liukin, was chosen the successor to Karolyi on Friday. Karolyi retired last month after guiding Team USA to nine medals at the Rio Olympics, including four golds...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Four of the Final Five from Rio get hugs from Beyonce

NEW YORK (AP) Four of the Final Five gymnastics greats from the Rio Olympics wished ailing teammate Gabby Douglas well and got hugs from best female video winner Beyonce on Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards. Simone Biles, in a girly red mini dress, had an attack of the giggles as she shared the stage with Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian. ''The fifth...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Gabby Douglas hospitalized, misses MTV Video Music Awards

NEW YORK (AP) Olympic gymnastics star Gabby Douglas was hospitalized Sunday night, forcing her to miss a scheduled appearance with her U.S. teammates at the MTV Video Music Awards. ''Gabby is back in the hospital tonight being treated for a seriously infected past mouth injury. She continues to have deep swelling and adverse reactions to medications,'' publicist Lesley Burbridge...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympic champions Raisman, Hernandez feted by hometowns

Thousands of people have turned out to welcome gymnasts Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez back to their hometowns after they won medals at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. They were on the gold-medal winning U.S. women's gymnastics team and also won individual medals. In the Boston suburb of Needham, Massachusetts, a ''Rally for Aly'' was held for 22-year-old Raisman. She...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Raiders' Underwood looking forward to seeing Raisman

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Raiders tight end Colton Underwood said he never anticipated the kind of attention he would get when he sent gymnast Aly Raisman a video asking the Olympic gold medalist out on a date. ''I was just asking a girl on a date and it sort of turned into something much bigger,'' Underwood said Tuesday. ''She did a great job and her whole team did of representing...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Danell Leyva: I say 'don't fall, don't fall' during routine

Go inside Danell Leyva's mind as he performs his silver-medal-winning parallel bar routine at the Rio Olympics.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Newspaper: Sorry for mixing up Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The editor of the Philadelphia Daily News is apologizing for his newspaper running a photo of American gymnast Simone Biles with a column about fellow Olympian Gabby Douglas. Michael Days took to Twitter Wednesday to say editors ''screwed up.'' He says ''we are embarrassed, and we apologize.'' Ronnie Polaneczky wrote the column titled ''She Can Vault Over the...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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