Senators want to investigate USOC and USA Gymnastics

Cheryl Sanders
February 8, 2018

The case against Nassar has sparked investigations into how US Olympic officials, the sport's governing body USA Gymnastics, and Michigan State University, where he also worked, failed to investigate complaints about him going back years.

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been given two prison sentences in MI of 40 to 125 years and 40 to 175 years for molesting young female gymnasts.


US President Donald Trump has asked for a large-scale military parade, an unconventional move that would showcase American muscle and underscore his role as commander-in-chief. "I am not convinced that you truly understand what you did was wrong and the devastating impact that you've had on the victims, family and friend", she said, before concluding that she does not believe Nassar could be "reformed". "There is ample evidence that many were alerted multiple times on Nassar's behavior and they found excuses to look the other way". This was the third sentence Nassar received after sexual abuse allegations from young female athletes.

Joni Ernst and five of her colleagues are looking for answers about the sexual abuse incidents involving Dr. Larry Nassar.


During Nassar's two recent sentencing hearings, some victims complained that Geddert was physically abusive, was indifferent to injuries and forced them to see Nassar. "That's what is supposed to happen".

The senators noted their resolution comes as the 2018 Winter Olympics is about to get underway. The special committee, once established, would be expected to produce a report by the end of the next session of Congress.


In a statement, USA Gymnastics responded, "USA Gymnastics supports an independent investigation that may shine light on how abuse of the proportion described so courageously by the survivors of Larry Nassar could have gone undetected for so long and embraces any necessary and appropriate changes". Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) requiring child abuse and sexual misconduct in sports organizations to be reported within 24 hours passed the Senate on January 30.

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