Olympic Committee takes first step to decertify USA Gymnastics in Wake of Scandal Nassar

Olympic Committee takes first step to decertify USA Gymnastics in Wake of Scandal Nassar

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) he could lead the first step Monday, the US decertifying gymnastics and repealing the state organization as the US representative to the gymnasts in national and international competitions. Gymnasts – including Olympian Aly Raisman – called the USOC to introduce because of the revelations against USA Gymnastics in the wake of repeated scandals that has failed to act on the initial reports of sexual abuse by team doctor Larry Nassar. TIME reported last week what it would take, USA Gymnastics decertify. Sarah Hirshland, CEO of the USOC, has filed a complaint of USA Gymnastics for the USOC board. Once a complaint is brought on board USOC, a hearing will be held including, in this case, members of USA Gymnastics and the Advisory Council of the athletes. The panel then a recommendation on whether to withdraw recognition like gymnastics body. If another organization to come forward have been recognized by the USOC, it would have a different name and would have to comply with the statutes of the USOC and start earning membership in local gyms. If an organization alternative is not available to take over for the US Gymnastics, then Turner would temporarily compete under the auspices of the USOC. “I think this is a major breakthrough, the overall health and welfare of the sport and its athletes is necessary,” he tweeted in response to the action Raisman USOC. “There are so many great people, talented and kind in the sport, and is to be held in time for us in the future!” In an open letter to the community gym, Hirshland did not offer a timetable for how long the process would take, but the current gymnastics season is paused after the World Cup last week in Doho, Qatar. The US women won the team title and Simone Biles earned a gold record fourth world championship in the individual all-around event. Decision Hirshland of continuous sexual abuse scandal in the United States involved Gymnastics Nassar asked that serves up to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse. According to documents obtained by The Indianapolis Star, USA Gymnastics has been advised of abuse Nassar, say the Turner occurred in national and international competitions, training camps, but did not act in a timely manner Nassar from his position as to remove. There are also indications that members of the US gymnastics have been working on a cover story for the development of explaining the absence Nassar when he finally did not ask to take part in competitions in 2015 USA Gymnastics, said that “closely examined” the He denounces the fact USOC -. and said “inherited an organization in crisis with significant challenges were years in the making” the current board, “the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) today issued a letter to the exercise of the introduction of measures Article 8 of the Statute, in accordance with ยง which ultimately could result in cancellation of the US gymnastics as the governing body (NGB). This action is a result given all the problems related to the continued recognition of the USOC NGB to control the power of their statutes. USA Gymnastics will examine carefully the contents of this letter and checks the best way for our athletes, professional members, the organization and personnel. USA Gymnastics board was established in June 2018 and has inherited an organization in crisis with important challenges that year were in manufacturing sector. in the four months since the board has done everything possible to move the organization in a better future. We immediately took steps to change the leadership, and is currently conducting research to find a CEO who can build the new organization and, above all, to restore confidence in the gymnastics community. Significant work remains – in particular the cooperation with the actors and the USA Gymnastics insurer to resolve ongoing proceedings as soon as possible. We will continue to give priority to action in the best interests of the large gymnastics community health and safety of our athletes and focus “Read letter USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland the gym of the church as a whole to all the gymnasts and gymnastics community in the USAG United States. it is their journey began in this gym sport for dozens of different reasons, but all of them trace gymnastics back and to be the sport a positive influence in your life. it should be fun to teach a challenge for you, and lessons about dedication, teamwork, excellence and overcoming adversity. and while everyone has passed one of you adversity in different ways, in order to agree on the incredibly horrible situations, faces any change now for the difficult reality of a ‘national membership organization, to fight their culture continues to build its new and effective leadership to serve his and membership. They deserve better. So today I am writing to let you know that the United States Olympic Committee has taken the first steps to withdraw recognition of the USA Gymnastics as the governing body for gymnastics in the United States and offered the gift USA Gymnastics possibility of recognition voluntarily. Maybe now, because you ask? The short answer is that we believe that the challenges that the organization is simply more that to overcome the possible in its current form. We worked closely with the new USAG Council in recent months to support them, but spent despite treatment to combat the NGB on. And this is not just Turner across the country. For weeks, I am hoping it was a different way forward. But we believe now that it is no longer possible. You should know that the withdrawal subject to a process is clearly indicated in the USOC statutes, and the procedure does not guarantee a particular outcome. You’re probably wondering what this means for you and gymnastics community. Until the process is complete and a final determination on the state USAG is done, we will work on that gymnastics training and competition to ensure, as usual to continue. I do not know how long the process takes, and we will do everything to go quickly. So I do not have a perfect answer today. This is a situation where there are no perfect solutions. seeking withdrawal of recognition is not a decision that we have come easily, but I think it is the right action. In the short term, we will continue to work to ensure that American gymnasts have the support they need to excel on and off the field. We are building plans to do just that is not the result of the revocation process role. In the long run, it will be the crucial task of gymnastics recognized NGB whether to build the existing organization or new to bring to the gym in the US and a supportive community of sports and new teams, which can bring the sport forward for the next decades. We are ready to identify that organization and a build to help. What’s next? Strictly speaking, there should not be followed by a process that is based on the USOC laws, the layout, as we recognize and withdraw the recognition of an NGB. We filed a complaint. A jury shall be identified, held a hearing, it will issue a report and a recommendation can be made. Then the USOC Board will continue to vote USAG recognize or revoke this status. But that does not really answer, the meat of the matter. You need to know what happened to Turner and your club membership when USA Gymnastics is revoked by the USOC. We develop a short-term plan and long term and to communicate as soon as possible. The clearest answer I would give is that gymnastics as a sport are a foundation for the Olympic community in the United States. Young people continue to participate in their techniques, refine and fun. Our Team USA athletes inspire us with their amazing performance. We will provide support for Olympic hopefuls who represent us in Tokyo in 2020. And over time, gymnastics clubs across the country, the members can be a new organization able to meet the expectations of the athletes and those who support them, his parents included. This time and a lot of hard work by many of us, and many take from you. I know that together, we grew the task should be given to the outcome of this process assignment. Today is just the beginning of an important process for gymnastics in the United States. The path is not clear, but our motives are. So we are moving forward, committed to the type of organization to assure everyone Turner and coaches, coaches and club owners who support them, deserved. Thank you for your support and your contribution, as we make our way forward along the graph. And please do not hesitate to contact me directly with your ideas and suggestions. I created an email address where you can contact me and my team. You [email protected]
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