USA Gymnastics is turning to a longtime children's rights advocate and a former prosecutor to help address issues that have plagued the organization.
Dr. Larry Nassar, who is accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women and girls during his long career treating college and Olympic gymnasts, pleaded guilty during a hearing Tuesday morning.
A plea deal could be in the works for a former doctor for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics who was charged in federal court with obtaining and possessing child pornography.
USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for the sport in the United States, ordered the review following a series of civil lawsuits filed against the Indianapolis-based organization and a former team doctor by gymnasts who claim the physician sexually abused them.
A former gymnast testified that she turned to a prominent sports doctor for treatment of back problems but instead was repeatedly molested as a teenager, assaults that have haunted her for nearly two decades.
Steve Penny joined Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics in 1999 and oversaw one of the greatest runs in Olympic history.
U.S. Olympic Committee leadership has recommended USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny resign amid fallout from the federation's handling of a string of sex-abuse cases, according to a person familiar with the communications.
U.S. Olympic Committee officials will consider recommending the ouster of USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny at their board meeting Thursday amid the fallout from a sexual assault scandal surrounding a former team doctor, a source says.
The gymnasts accused Dr. Larry Nassar, a volunteer team doctor for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics for almost three decades, of touching them inappropriately while he disguised the abuse as treatment.
A doctor accused of sexually abusing gymnasts was sued Tuesday by 18 women and girls, the latest legal action over alleged assaults. Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics was named in the suit.