U.S. Olympic Committee Moves to Shut Down USA Gymnastics After Abuse Scandals
The U.S. Olympic Committee took the radical step Monday of moving to revoke scandal-rocked USA Gymnastics’ status as the national body that governs the sport.
In a letter to the gymnastics community, the Olympic Committee’s chief executive, Sarah Hirshland, said that as recently as several weeks ago she believed there was hope of reforming the organization. But, she added, “we believe the challenges facing the organization are simply more than it is capable of overcoming in its current form.
“We have worked closely with the new USAG board over recent months to support them, but despite diligent effort, the NGB continues to struggle. And that’s not fair to gymnasts around the country,” Hirshland wrote.
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Author: By Tracy.Connor@thedailybeast.com (Tracy Connor)