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US Olympic Committee moves to revoke USA Gymnastics’ status

The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics’ status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.

USA Gymnastics president resigns after 4 days

When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to “reconnect” with a sport she loved growing up. The connection lasted all of four days.

 
Convention authority role discussed for new Las Vegas stadium

The committee making recommendations to Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature on attracting events to the new Las Vegas stadium is leaning toward expanding the role of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Las Vegas Events, rather than forming of a new sports commission.

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A woman has filed a lawsuit against Michigan State University, saying she became pregnant after she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that campus police refused to investigate.

Kerri Walsh Jennings bringing volleyball tournament to Las Vegas

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings will be partnering with the Federation Internationale de Volleyball to bring a beach volleyball tournament to Las Vegas in October, FIVB announced Monday.

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended for use of IV infusion

The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic medalist cannot compete as planned in the national championships that start this week in California.

Olympic figure skater Denis Ten stabbed, killed

Prosecutors in Kazakhstan say Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder.

Brazil court decides swimmer Ryan Lochte can be prosecuted

The prosecution of U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte for filing a false police report during the 2016 Olympics is back on after a Brazilian court decision this week.