USA Gymnastics Files For Bankruptcy Following Sex Abuse Scandal

Posted on December 5, 2018 4:27 pm

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Multiple outlets report USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States that is responsible for selecting athletes to compete in World Championships and Olympic Games, has declared bankruptcy following a sex abuse scandal that has rocked the sport.

According to NBC News, “the beleaguered organization has been beset by financial struggles, leadership turnover and arrests as it has sought to contain a scandal sparked by [Larry] Nassar, the longtime team doctor accused of molesting hundreds of young women and girls.”

Nassar, who was sentenced earlier this year to upwards of 125 years in prison after pleading