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Simone Biles Has All The Power, And She Knows It Simone Biles Has All The Power, And She Knows It

I’ve been writing about Simone Biles since 2013, when she made her senior international debut at the American Cup. She placed second there, in what wound up being one of the last second-place all-around finishes of her career, but she already displayed all the physical prowess we’ve come to associate with her: speed,…

USA Gymnastics Appoints Interim CEO And She Has A Take On Nike And Colin Kaepernick [Update] USA Gymnastics Appoints Interim CEO And She Has A Take On Nike And Colin Kaepernick [Update]

USA Gymnastics announced the appointment of Mary Bono as interim CEO and president of USA yesterday. Bono previously worked at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting in Washington, DC. Before that, she was a congresswoman from California. She was first elected in 1998 to replace her husband Sonny Bono, who died in a skiing…

Simone Biles Unveils New Vault No Woman Has Ever Done Before, Remains Invincible  Simone Biles Unveils New Vault No Woman Has Ever Done Before, Remains Invincible 

Yesterday, USA Gymnastics hosted its selection camp to help choose the five-person team for the upcoming world championships in Doha. I say “help choose” because the results from this competition—or any competition for that matter—aren’t truly determinative of who will be named or not. Final team composition will be…

Iran's Supreme Leader Features Aly Raisman In A Pro-Hijab Video Iran's Supreme Leader Features Aly Raisman In A Pro-Hijab Video

Since coming forward last year as a survivor of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman has become a prominent voice and advocate for victims of sexual violence. Now her passionate words from her victim impact statement are being used—presumably without her consent—to promote…

Knots Happen: Equipment Malfunction At Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships Knots Happen: Equipment Malfunction At Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

You ever watch rhythmic gymnasts and wonder how the ribbons that they twirl while executing complex leaps, turns, and tosses doesn’t get constantly tied up in knots like your charger/laptop/game console wires do in that corner of your apartment that you never ever clean because then you’d have to deal with the wire…

It’s Been Two Years Since Rachael Denhollander Took Her “Shot In The Dark” It’s Been Two Years Since Rachael Denhollander Took Her “Shot In The Dark”

When I wrote about the first anniversary of Rachael Denhollander coming forward in the Indianapolis Star about how Larry Nassar sexually abused her under the guise of medical treatment, I struggled with the headline. I generally do, but the story kicked up a bit of a debate over whether the headline should center…

The Justice Department Is Investigating How The FBI Fucked Up Its Larry Nassar Investigation The Justice Department Is Investigating How The FBI Fucked Up Its Larry Nassar Investigation

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the U.S. Department of Justice is conducting a probe into how the FBI mismanaged its investigation into sexual abuse allegations made against former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Thiis comes after the FBI conducted its own internal review into…

USA Gymnastics Boss Kerry Perry Is Forced Out After Nine Scandal-Plagued Months USA Gymnastics Boss Kerry Perry Is Forced Out After Nine Scandal-Plagued Months

Kerry Perry, we hardly knew ya. This is mostly because in the nine months that you were in charge of USA Gymnastics, you avoided the media like it was the plague and you had a high deductible health insurance plan. But just because Perry, who was asked to resign by USAG’s board on Tuesday, never really said hello…

USA Gymnastics Is Imploding USA Gymnastics Is Imploding

For a brief moment after last month’s national championships, it seemed like things were getting better, if only slightly, for USA Gymnastics. We had the return of gymnastics juggernaut known as Simone Biles, who demonstrated that nine months of training is all she needs to become unstoppable in the sport once again.

NCAA Lets Michigan State Off The Hook In Nassar Case NCAA Lets Michigan State Off The Hook In Nassar Case

This week the NCAA informed Michigan State in a letter that it had concluded its investigation into how the athletic department handled Larry Nassar’s abuse of student-athletes, and how the school handled allegations of assault against members of the basketball and football teams. Their decision: Cleared on all…

Every Ruling Is Still Going Against Larry Nassar  Every Ruling Is Still Going Against Larry Nassar 

Larry Nassar is 0 for 2 so far in appeals of his state and federal prison sentences. First, he lost his appeal of his federal sentence for child porn. And today, his appeal of his sentence in Ingham County, Mich., was denied by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, the same judge his court-appointed attorneys unsuccessfully …

Here's a Really Good Video of Toni Basil Dancing to House Music Here's a Really Good Video of Toni Basil Dancing to House Music

Toni Basil—the dancer, choreographer, and singer best known for the hit 1982 single “Hey Mickey!”—is better at dancing well past retirement age than many of us can ever hope to be. Here she is at 74 getting down to Lady Alma’s “It’s House Music.”

Here's The Special Issue Of The MSU Alumni Magazine On Sexual Abuse That Was Spiked By School President John Engler Here's The Special Issue Of The MSU Alumni Magazine On Sexual Abuse That Was Spiked By School President John Engler

Back in June, the Detroit Free Press reported that Michigan State president John Engler spiked a special issue of the alumni magazine that was supposed to focus exclusively on the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal, the victims, and the fallout. Such an issue seemed like a natural thing for the magazine given the…

Russian Gymnastics Legend Svetlana Khorkina Gets Pissy When Interviewer Wants To Talk Politics Russian Gymnastics Legend Svetlana Khorkina Gets Pissy When Interviewer Wants To Talk Politics

Russian gymnastics legend Svetlana Khorkina, when she’s not busy talking about whether American gymnasts are doping and what she really thinks of WADA (hint: she likened them to a certain WWII Axis power), can be found lending her expertise to the Russian speedskating team—she’s now listed as a “specialist” for the…

Former Michigan State Gymnastics Coach Kathie Klages Charged With Lying To Investigators Former Michigan State Gymnastics Coach Kathie Klages Charged With Lying To Investigators

According to a press release from Michigan attorney general Bill Schuette’s office, former Michigan State women’s gymnastics coach Kathie Klages has been charged with two counts of lying to investigators.

Simone Biles's Skills Are Even More Mind-Boggling In Very Slow Motion

Have you ever watched Simone Biles do gymnastics and thought, “I need to watch her again, this time in super-slo-mo so I can really appreciate what I just watched”? If so, you’re in luck, because we’ve slowed down Biles’ performance from this weekend’s national championships (where she routed the field by more than…

Larry Nassar Loses Appeal Of His Federal Sentence For Child Porn Larry Nassar Loses Appeal Of His Federal Sentence For Child Porn

In December, Larry Nassar—the former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State physician who sexually abused hundreds of women and girls under the guise of medical treatment—was sentenced for the first of three times. In that case, Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession of child…

Simone Biles Swept All Five Titles At The National Championships Simone Biles Swept All Five Titles At The National Championships

BOSTON — Simone Biles ascended to the top step of the podium a lot last night. Five times, to be exact. In only her second competition since the Olympic Games in Rio, Biles swept all five titles at the 2018 national championships. She placed first on vault, on uneven bars, on balance beam, in floor exercise, and of…

USA Gymnastics Boss Kerry Perry Finally Addressed The Media And Said Nothing For Nearly 20 Minutes USA Gymnastics Boss Kerry Perry Finally Addressed The Media And Said Nothing For Nearly 20 Minutes

BOSTON — Kerry Perry, the president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, finally faced the media at the 2018 national gymnastics championships today. Perry has appeared before two Senate subcommittee hearings and done a few of brief, very limited teleconferences with journalists, but this was her first, in-depth Q&A with…

Here Are Some Videos Of Simone Biles Dominating At The National Championships Here Are Some Videos Of Simone Biles Dominating At The National Championships

BOSTON — We are just eight routines into Simone Biles’s return to competition and I’ve already run out of superlatives to describe just how good she is. I feel like everyone who is tasked with writing about Biles more than once finds themselves reaching for the thesaurus just to find new ways of describing her…

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