Bitter gymnast made false allegations, defence argues in Brubaker case

A lawyer for a former high-ranking gymnastics coach says a former trainee levelled allegations of sexual assault against the man because she was psychologically scarred after failing to make it to the Olympics. Dave Brubaker, who was the director of the women’s national gymnastics team, has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault […]

Coach accused of sexual assault testifies he kissed young gymnast on lips regularly

A former high-ranking gymnastics coach testified at his sexual assault trial Thursday that he never took naps with the gymnast levelling accusations against him nor did he spoon her in bed, though he acknowledged he kissed her on the lips every time he saw her. Dave Brubaker, who used to be the director of the […]

Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson reveals latest challenge – 21 days to get beach ready

The inspiring athlete and YouTube star who won a bronze gold medal at the Rio Olympics is bringing his expert fitness moves into homes across the UK. He has created a new 21-day exercise programme in collaboration with Herbalife Nutrition, suitable for anyone of any fitness level and only takes a maximum 15-20 minutes a […]

Olympic gymnast champ Kyle Shewfelt says Canada must strengthen its own abuse policies

Canadian gymnast Kyle Shewfelt says policies dealing with abuse in sports need to be strengthened to help prevent further incidents of sexual assault and other crimes against young athletes. The Olympic champion said Thursday that it was good that the Larry Nassar case in the United States has raised awareness about abuse but it needs […]

US Olympic champion gymnast paid ‘hush money’ in Nassar sex abuse scandal

US Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney has filed a lawsuit against USA Gymnastics alleging that she was paid to keep quiet about sexual abuse suffered at the hands of the team’s disgraced former doctor Larry Nassar. Maroney spoke of ‘systematic sexual abuse’ by Nassar, who worked for nearly 30 years as the team doctor, under […]

Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles makes Houston Texans cheerleading debut

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 17:44 US Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles has made her debut as a National Football League (NFL) cheerleader, turning out to cheer on her hometown team the Houston Texans during Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Team USA’s most decorated gymnast was invited by the Texans to perform as […]

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas shares abuse allegations after being accused of ‘victim shaming’ her teammates

Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images On Tuesday, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas accused former team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. The two-time gold medalist wrote in an Instagram post that she didn’t share her stories sooner because she was “conditioned to stay silent.” Douglas’ allegations come several days after she was accused of victim-shaming her former teammates Aly […]

Gymnast slams ‘abused teammate’

GYMNASTICS star Gabby Douglas slammed fellow Olympian Aly Raisman on Friday for dressing in a “provocative/sexual way” after Raisman accused her former gymnastics team doctor of sexual assault. The New York Post reports that Douglas responded to a tweet from Raisman that detailed the victim shaming she has recently received after launching the allegations because […]

US Olympic champion gymnast Aly Raisman reveals sexual abuse by team doctor

Published time: 11 Nov, 2017 00:13 Edited time: 11 Nov, 2017 00:22 Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is the second of the so-called ‘Fierce Five’ medal-winning squad to reveal that she was sexually abused by the USA Gymnastics team doctor. Three-time gold medalist Raisman spoke out about the abuse in an interview with ‘60 Minutes’ […]