USOC goes nuclear on USA Gymnastics
You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. USOC goes nuclear on USA gymnastics, author unknown for sports, the US Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA gymnastics status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level meeting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganisation in the wake of a sex abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar in an open letter to the gymnastics community, Monday, US Olympic Committee, CEO Sarah Hersh land said you deserve better. And that the challenges facing USA gymnastics are more than it is capable of overcoming as currently constructed. The US Olympic Committee also has faced criticism for not responding quickly and appropriately to sexual abuse cases. And though the move was cheered by the gymnast whose revelations helped propel Nassar's years of abuse to the four. Thank you re tweeted, Rachel, din Hollander, others viewed it as a ploy to shift blame today's announced. By USOC seeks only to deflect from their total failure over decades to protect the gymnasts in their care said a statement from attorneys Michelle Simpson two-goal and moa Z's who represent Olympia tasha Schweickart and her sister Jordan in their lawsuit against USA gymnastics, and the US Olympic Committee this year, the US Olympic Committee said it was seeking to remove itself as a defendant from a number of lawsuits, including those filed by gold medalist Michaela, Maroney, Jordan Weaver, and Allie rice -ment claiming Nassar did not work for the federation nor were his crimes for Siebel by the committee the lawsuits claim the US Olympic Committee as the umbrella organization that oversees USA gymnastics should have done more when it learned of the abuse. Elsewhere Stanford women are top soccer. Seed defending national champion Stanford is the top overall seed in the women's NCWA tournament and will host Seattle in its postseason opener. Friday the cardinal entered the tournament on a school record forty one. Game unbeaten streak six longest in CWA history. Santa Clara is a number three seed in its portion of the bracket and begins play Saturday when it hosts Milwaukee in the same bracket, San Jose State plays its first game Friday at number two seed UCLA running the New York City marathon has set a record for the most finishers of any marathon worldwide fifty two thousand eight hundred twelve organizers said Monday, the total top the Mark of fifty one thousand three hundred ninety four from the two thousand sixteen New York City marathon, the race through the city's five boroughs Sunday was watched by more than one million spectators crisp fall day, Lisa deceased of Ethiopia and Mary kidney of Kenya where the men's and women's winners. Obituary Gianluca baron a World Cup downhill skier from Switzerland has died in a paragliding accident. He was twenty four the Swiss ski federation said Barron one of its best prospects at how fine. Speed races died Sunday morning.