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Category: Gymnastics

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Michigan State reaches $500m settlement with survivors of Larry Nassar abuse

Deal announced between university and lawyers for 332 victimsFormer doctor serving effective life sentence for crimesMichigan State University has reached a $500m settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by Larry…

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World champion gymnast sues Karolyis and other groups over Nassar abuse

Sabrina Vega files suit against Karolyis, USA Gymnastics and USOCVega was on US team that won gold at 2011 world championshipsAll five women who competed for US at 2011 worlds are survivorsA former member of the US national team on Tuesday became the l…

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McKayla Maroney says she was abused by Larry Nassar ‘hundreds’ of times

Olympic champion estimates ‘hundreds’ of instances of abuseBela and Martha Karolyi to speak about abuse scandal for first timeMcKayla Maroney was molested “hundreds” of times by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, the Olympic gold medal-winning …

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Commonwealth Games day nine – in pictures

The best images from the Gold Coast as boxers, athletes and rugby sevens takes precedent among those going for glory Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games day seven – in pictures

The best images from the Gold Coast as boxers, divers, gymnasts and athletes are among those going for gloryClick here to check out all our photographic content from the 2018 Games Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games days four and five – in pictures

All the latest images from the past 48 hours of action at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast as gymnasts, swimmers, boxers and weightlifters battle for medals Continue reading…

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Max Whitlock falters as Georgia-Mae Fenton takes gymnastics gold

• Olympic Champion Whitlock can’t repeat success on Gold Coast• England’s Fenton and Coutney Tulloch win gold on bar and ringsGeorgia-Mae Fenton took a risk by not buying her mum a birthday present in the hope a Commonwealth title would be an acceptabl…

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Commonwealth Games day two – in pictures

Weightlifting, swimming and gymnastics are some of the sports that the world’s best sports photographers have trained their lenses on during the second day of action on the Gold Coast Continue reading…

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British Gymnastics accused of favouritism and weight-loss demands

• Charlie Fellows omitted from England squad despite successes• Governing body denies claims over selection and weight focusBritish Gymnastics has rejected an allegation of favouritism made by a gymnast who was left out of Team England’s squad for the …

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Aimee Willmott pips Hannah Miley to win shock Commonwealth Games gold

• Aimee Willmott beats Hannah Miley in 400m medley• Max Whitlock leads English gymnastics team to goldThe first day of the Commonwealth Games has brought England a succession of gold medals after Aimee Willmott won the women’s 400 metres individual med…

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Commonwealth Games day one – in pictures

Gymnastics, swimming, cycling and boxing: the world’s best sports photographers capture all the drama from day one Continue reading…

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MSU paid firm $500,000 to monitor Larry Nassar victims during sentence hearing

Disgraced doctor abused athletes under guise of medical careUniversity was informed how court case was perceived by publicMichigan State University paid a public relations firm more than $500,000 to monitor the social media accounts of women who had be…

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Larry Nassar’s former boss arrested during investigation into abuse scandal

Charges against William Strampel have not yet been specifiedDozens of athletes were sexually abused by Nassar under guise of careA Michigan State University official who oversaw Larry Nassar is facing criminal charges amid an investigation into the han…

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Larry Nassar’s former boss arrested during investigation into abuse scandal

Charges against William Strampel have not yet been specifiedDozens of athletes were sexually abused by Nassar under guise of careA Michigan State University official who oversaw Larry Nassar is facing criminal charges amid an investigation into the han…

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Gymnastics World Cup – in pictures

Our photographer Tom Jenkins was given exclusive access at Arena Birmingham to photograph some of the best gymnasts in the world as they competed for prestigious titles at this major global event. The all-around competitions featured eight women and ei…

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Aly Raisman lawsuit says USOC was ‘aware at highest level’ of Nassar abuse

Lawsuit says USA Gymnastics also failed to protect athletesNassar jailed for abusing athletes under guise of medical careAly Raisman has filed a lawsuit against the US Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics alleging the organisations failed to protect at…

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USOC CEO Scott Blackmun resigns for health reasons in wake of Nassar scandal

60-year-old had faced calls to quit after gymnastics abuse caseBlackmun has been receiving treatment for prostate cancerThe US Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun is resigning for health reasons, the organization said on Wednesda…

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Eddie Van Hoof sacked as men’s head coach at British Gymnastics

• British Gymnastics cites ‘irreconcilable differences’ in statement• Decision comes after investigation into allegations of misconductEddie Van Hoof has been sacked as men’s head national coach at British Gymnastics, the governing body has announced.V…

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US Olympic Committee defends chief executive over Nassar response

Chairman defends Scott Blackmun as doing ‘right thing at every turn’‘Olympic system failed [the gymnasts],’ says chairman Larry Probst Leaders of the US Olympic Committee said they will not part ways with chief executive Scott Blackmun before the compl…

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Larry Nassar sentenced to up to 125 years in jail in latest sexual abuse case

Former doctor abused athletes in his care under guise of treatment54-year-old had already been given two other prison sentencesThe former doctor whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women has shaken the gymnastics world was sentenced on Monday …