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Fresh update on "gymnastics" discussed on Lance McAlister
"Be able to play in front of it least some fans this season. Ohio governor announcing this afternoon, he's going to allow 30% capacity for outdoor events like baseball and 25% for indoor events for the Reds. That means probably 10 to 13,000 fans and that could grow if all how continues to beat back the coronavirus. We know that the coming months will be critical. Uh and we worry about the variant. That's the one kind of caveat governor the wine. During his news briefing earlier today, he says they're also working on guidelines for fairs and festivals and parades. And he says, Stay tuned for that. $10,000 Bond said. For Ned Donnelly charged with child pornography The 55 year old employee of you sees college of medicine allegedly shared images with undercover police. And you see, has placed him on administrative leave. Former USA Gymnastics coach who had ties to convicted sex offender Dr Larry Nassar is dead tonight. It just been charged with human trafficking and assault for crimes allegedly committed in Michigan. John Get hurt was a giant in gymnastics. He led the women's Olympic team to Golden 2012. On Thursday, He was charged with two dozen crimes linked allegations that he physically and sexually abused Jim Nous. Hours later, he was found dead by suicide. His death coming on the hours before he was due to be arraigned in court get it was close with Dr Larry Nassar, who was convicted of sexually molesting his patients. Get. It was 63 years old Alex Stone ABC News. It's a landmark bill. It is supposed to ensure that everybody is treated equally under the law, and it's one step closer to reality is the U. S House has approved the Equality Act. It's now been sent to the Senate for its approval. It bans discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender. Identity. Wall Street the Dow was down 5 60 of the closed Today. NASDAQ also down 4 79 and the S and P 500 Down 96. It's 805 and our next news is coming up in 8 30. Matt Reese News radio 700 wlw. No one wants.
AG: Olympics gymnastics coach dies by suicide after charges
"Michigan's Attorney General says John getter to former US Olympics gymnastics coach has died by suicide getter died after Attorney General Dana Nessel announced charges were filed against him including sexual assault and human trafficking it is alleged that John getter use force fraud and coercion against the young athletes that came to him for gymnastics training for financial benefit to him get hurt was coach of the U. S. women's team that won a gold medal in twenty twelve at the London Olympics get it also had ties to former sports doctor Larry Nassar who's in prison the victim suffer from disordered eating including bulimia and anorexia suicide attempts and self harm excessive physical conditioning Nestle says many of these victims still carry the scars from getters behavior to this day I'm a Donahue
Fresh "Gymnastics" from The Situation with Michael Brown
"That down home flavor. I'm daring Copeland on K Away News Radio live everywhere on the I Heart radio app fox 31 pinpoint whether clear Tonight Low 15. The Mount will continue tomorrow High 43 It's 28 degrees in Denver. Jefferson County is getting to move to the blue category on the state's covert 19 dial tomorrow morning. That moves last called midnight and allows for restaurants to go to 50% capacity off the 175 people. The city of Denver has seen a slight increase in covert cases in the past week, but the numbers remain well below the spike we saw in late November. Here's Mayor Hancock. Our numbers are in a much more manageable place today, and if we keep on this course, and people keep doing what we're doing to keep themselves and others healthy and safe, we could be in for additional capacity as local businesses very soon, But the Denver uptick in cases prevents the city from being able to move to yellow move from yellow to blue on the state's covert dial for now. The former U. S. Olympics gymnastics coach charged today with human trafficking and sexual assault is dead only hours after he was charged with human trafficking. Former U S Olympic gymnastics coach John Get Hurt was found dead of suicide gathered lead the women's Olympic team to gold and 2012 get heard had worked closely with Dr Larry Nasher, who was convicted of child molestation. Just before his death get it had been charged with sexual assault against Children along with 20 counts of human trafficking. Alex Stone ABC News, The U. S House has passed the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The measure now moves to the Senate. Best buy says it's laid off 5000 workers and closed more stores in the pandemic, Pepsico says. They know we're drinking more at home, so they've started selling mixers under the brand name Neon zebra. You could make margaritas. Dockery's mojitos whiskey sours. MTV is iconic snickering sophomore a duo Beavis and Butthead making a comeback..
Olympics gymnastics coach dies by suicide after charges
"Head coach of the U. S Olympic gymnastics team, died by suicide today. Just hours after being charged with human trafficking and more John get erred, had been charged with turning his Michigan gym into a criminal enterprise by coercing girls to train under him and then verbally and physically abusing them. He was also charged with human trafficking, a step prosecutors acknowledged was And in common use of state law. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the charges before get heard was reported dead, which just happened moments ago. His allegations focus around multiple acts. Verbal, physical and sexual abuse perpetrated by the defendant against multiple victims. He was accused of lying to investigators in 2016 when he denied hearing complaints about now disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar, Nestle Says giver to victims suffered from disordered eating suicide attempts attempts at self harm. And more wins. News
Fresh update on "gymnastics" discussed on The WOR Sports Zone with Pete McCarthy
"We have the Rangers battling the Bruins later tonight, I will have your sports scores, and we also have a former U. S. Olympics gymnastics coach who was charged with abusing athletes. He is now deceased. Tom Roberts with story John Getter, died in an apparent suicide Thursday, the same day he was charged with several felonies, including human trafficking and sexual assault. He owned the gymnastics club in Michigan and worked closely with convicted sex offender and former team U S A doctor Larry Nassar get it was the USA National Coach of the Year in 2007. I'm Tom.
Former U.S. Gymnastics Coach Is Dead After Human Trafficking Charges
"Being leveled at an associate of Larry Ness are the former U. S gymnastics team doctor now behind bars accused of sexually molesting hundreds of young female gymnasts, most of them minors. Ah, former head coach of the U. S team, John get hurt is now under arrest in charge with 24 felony counts. Including human trafficking and sexual assault. In announcing the arrest, state Attorney General Dana Nessel also implicated Michigan State University in the crimes for failing to turn over internal documents believed to be connected to ness are There are no legal avenues remaining that would allow us to secure these documents absent MSU's decision to voluntarily produce them. I find it unconscionable. At the university would stonewall the very investigation that it requested some gym. This alleged together. It was physically and emotionally abusive and force them to be treated by NASA are Get her, maintains he had zero knowledge of Nasser's crimes. The
Fresh update on "gymnastics" discussed on Ben Shapiro
"Southern California's undisputed on this meeting, Tuck leader Okay, ABC interests Orange County Cumulus Station, Get your status. Right. Okay. BBC news at five o'clock. I'm Kevin trip with breaking news. The U. S is taking aim at Iranian backed forces in Syria. Multiple reports A. U. S. Forces carry out an air strike against the facility belonging to Iran supported militias. President Joe Biden is said to have approved the strike, which comes after recent rocket attacks against U. S forces in Iraq. A former U. S. Olympics gymnastic coach who was charged with abusing athletes is dead. John Getter, died in an apparent suicide Thursday, the same day he was charged with several felonies, including human trafficking and sexual assault. He owned the gymnastics club in Michigan and worked closely with convicted sex offender and former team U S. A doctor Larry Nassar, get her was the USA National Coach of the Year in 2007 I'm Tom Roberts, a 41 year old Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department motorcycle deputy who survived four tours of duty as a Marine and Iraq and died today in a collision and the Lakewood area. Thomas Albert, a see a seven year veteran of the department, died instantly from the impact of the crash.
Ex-U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault
"Charged in Michigan or Olympic coach John Gathered, is charged with two dozen crimes, including two counts of sexual assault involving an underaged athlete. And 20 counts of human trafficking. It is alleged that John Getter used force fraud and coercion against the young athletes that came to him for gymnastics training. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. These allegations focus around multiple acts. Verbal, physical and sexual abuse. The human trafficking charges alleged deterred forced the Jim NIST to perform while injured Steve Futterman CBS
Ex-U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault
"A former U. S. Olympic gymnastics coach with ties to disgrace sport soccer. Later, Nassar's being charged in Michigan with two dozen crimes John get it was head coach of the 2012 gold medal winning women's gymnastic team. The charges Issued today include sexual assault, human trafficking and running a criminal enterprise. He has not addressed Those accusations publicly.
Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Nassar charged
"U. S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Disgrace, Sports Doctor Larry Nassar is now facing criminal charges in Michigan. John get erred, was head coach of the 2012 Women's Olympic gymnastics team, which won the gold medal. Details about the charges were not immediately known. NASA is a position that or was a position at Michigan State University and was also the team's doctor Get hurt, has insisted. He had zero knowledge of NASA's crimes. Although some of the gym this claim he forced them to see Dr Nasser and was physically abusive to them. Nasser has been sentenced to decades in prison for sexually assaulting gymnasts and possessing child pornography. New
Thinking Like A Business
"I wanted to talk about something that i feel like has been rattling around my brain for a while recently. And it's this observation. I've been having about my own experience. Where i time and time again. I find myself really wrestling or struggling with a choice. I need to make in my business and Ultimately when i kinda come out of it and m settled on solution i can look back and i can. I get this feeling that a lot of why it was such a difficult choice or why it was such a difficult decision is coming from in some ways continuing to treat business even though it's like twelve years old at this point Like it's a hobby project. I'm doing that largely because that's how it started like it started as a side project. It started as something that i did on the side of my my my other work and i think that in some ways instilled a lot of bad habits or a lot of tricky sort of like mental gymnastics that i continue to go through now around. How treat the business around. How i make decisions or how i make choices and it's a dangerous thing i think and i think it's held me back from a lot of choices over the years that i can sort of point to where i feel like in some ways it's like. Oh this is like the indy way and unlike doing it the indie way. And it's like we can kind of you know. Serve tap into sort of to each other on the back. And be like yeah. we're indies. Were different but then sometimes that difference is actually just where like like making poor choices and make them sound like they're they're cool and this was crystallized with the slice that has been bounced bouncing around in my brain for a while recently i feel like it crystallized in a weird way for me with a comment that job linski one of the hosts of the release notes podcast which is also excellent if you like under the radio at least notes at recommended. Joe is saying something that i think just like. He is slightly slightly pokey way that he's he's known for. He's talking about the serve the privacy badges and There was sort of the in some ways. People who kind of feel like have been in our community been viewing the sort of like i collect no data as a badge of honor that they wanna go into their privacy and they wanna be able to say like no data collected. Look at me aren't awesome. And he just loved it he said is not collected is probably means that you're not running a real business. It's not a badge of honor. It's a signal that this is a side project and the harsh deliver us. But i think what he was saying. It's like it spoke to me and like whatever for me personally. When i read this is like i wonder i'm treating my projects as side projects because so often that is the kind of the view that i have and like. Oh man i wish i could serve. Check the data collected box. And it's like why. I say probably because in some ways kind of you. What i'm doing is a slide project. Even though it's my main business what i've been doing for twelve years but just because in some ways it's just me doing it. I think i often just treat it. Like it's a side project that i'm just like pretending or i'm just like this is. I'm not treating this like it's an actual a business making real business choices. I think there's there's an important line to draw. Between being able to analyze decisions like business would analyze them. And you know how to how to teach yourself to do that when you start indie or or you come from a non business background or you come from modest background like which is true for you know definitely us And and you know we find ourselves running businesses basically but you know you have to kind of train yourself to think like a business with certain decisions and so that's one side of it. But i think it's important to distinguish between that and the the kind of you know less clearly good side or actively bad side of like excusing bad behavior with the thinking like well. It's just business. You know like i. I think those are two separate things. And it's important to draw that
UCLA gymnast celebrates "Black Excellence" in viral floor routine
"College athletes really know how to make a moment. Go viral. She starts on the mat by strutting like she's on the catwalk, then Nia Dennis gets to work. The U. C L A. Jim This is going viral after the school put a routine on social media that celebrates black excellence. Dennis says the routine was as much a mission statement as it was a reflection of those who came before her. It comes after another viral moment of hers last year, where she did her gymnastics floor routine to Beyonce's crazy in love. In both events. She got nearly a perfect score.
UCLA gymnast celebrates "Black Excellence" in viral floor routine
"Well, the electric floor exercise by this Jim NIST not only earned a near perfect 10 score, it's celebrated black culture in a routine that featured of mash up of music that had people doing backflips writing on the Internet. She starts on the map by strutting like she's on the catwalk that Nia Dennis gets to work. The U. C L A. Jim This is going viral after the school put a routine on social media that celebrates black excellence. Dennis says the routine was as much of Mission statement as it was a reflection of those who came before her. It comes after another viral moment of hers last year, where she did her gymnastics floor routine to Beyonce's crazy in love. In both events, she got nearly a perfect score.
interview With June Ambrose
"Listen up. This is going to be such a fun. Episode of checking in with michelle williams. I've had a few moments with my guest. June ambrose as it relates to mental health and fashion and there was an episode that we filmed on his show she had on. Vh wild cod style. By june ambrose. I was so insecure. Because i was coming out of well. It'd been a few years. Since i was a solo artist. And no longer touring. They're singing with destiny's child. I was trying to find my style footing outside of the group. How was trying to refine. It actually couldn't refine it. Because i had to define it and june. Ambrose really really helped me with that. Will we found out that it was deeper than defining my fashion sense. We discovered so much fear in me of walking alone doing something by myself so she said to a place where it was a cia trap. He studio where i only thought that. If you're training for gymnastics or the circus that you should only be going to these types of places but going into that trap appease plays when you have to stand on the ledge. I literally burst out in tears. Because i had a revelation that i was scared to take the leap by myself. That was just a personal nugget. I'm just so thankful to june for helping me discover that once again at went beyond anything that she was going to put me in fashion wise. It went beyond anything that surge on the makeup artist was gonna do with my makeup. It went beyond any even. They dyed my hair but none of that mattered. If i was going to continue to walk around with so much fear hours just literally gonna look fierce and be fearful and wanna be fearful some just so thankful to june for helping me take that leap of faith. Now i want to welcome to my podcast. June ambrose and amazing style icon herself but she has made her clients to be celebrity style icons as well especially in the hip hop world for superstars like missy elliott and jay z. And so many more. She's also the creative director for the global brand puma. And when she's not on my podcast she's an n. b. man costume designer for some of the biggest music videos and tv shows. But let me tell you something. She's also just a fabulous friend wife and mother please welcome. I can call her my friend. Y'all please welcome june ambrose. How category. I absolutely absolutely. I really wanted to just speak on your joy. And also the psychology behind your styling. But as i was thinking of people to be on this podcast especially those that are walking their journey to have a better quality of mental health. As said june. Ambrose is always smiling. June ambrose is always full of joy and i was like i never see her in a bad mood and i just wanna know june. How do you keep your joy. It's really exhausting. To be sad it'd be sad instead of the other way around. Yeah like it's. I find that you know i. Smoke is joining that. Were on in life. The cycle we think it's as we're living but it's going very slow but it's actually going really. It's a short trip you know. We're lucky we get a hundred years. You know so. I tried to make everyday count. I try to even on my worst date on on our bed. Dang something happens that may be upsetting or disappointing. I know that it won't that you know there's always a tomorrow. Hopefully yeah if. I want there to be if there isn't gonna make this moment joyful. Yeah i just to tap. And i think since memories really help you to kind of stay happy you know when you tap back into those moments that joint like always tell people that hate taking photos if you feel awkward and uncomfortable in front of a camera tap into like sense memories and think about the feeling the emotion not about. What's in front of you but think about what's inside of you. You know that constant reminder that technique is something that takes practice so if you work on tapping into the joy. When you're in pain you'll be able to call on it even if it doesn't it doesn't sustain you for length of time. At least you know you have the ability to tap into a good feeling. You have that choice now. Some people struggle with not being able to tap into their joy. You know for for many reasons. But i recognize that is one of my superpower so i like to share it and it's just again. It's less exhausting. it's more fun being degi. Hear what she said. Did you get those nuggets. I mean because i feel like you were saying even if you are having a bad day you don't you're not gonna let it turn into your worst day and i also feel like if you're having a bad day some people will let everybody know around them that they're having a bad hair then you make everybody else have a bad day for michelle is kind of also you patient than than a man in space and i'm in creative space also working with celebrity talent and working with corporate big companies beauty brands in different scenarios and being on camera you after how to put that away and not bring that into the space right. So it's like you can't walk into a classroom day you know. You can't go on camera with a day. You have to find a way to pack away.
Play Couches Promise Hours of Indoor Fun for Pandemic
"There was one item. Parents went crazy for this holiday season. The play couch. it's part couch. Part photon part gymnastics. Matt part fort parts sleeping pad. You get it right. The company nugget comfort puts play couch on parents radars. Last holiday season it was so popular then that it sold out of all colors at once but this year well we can officially say that the for indoor play has blown up with family stuck at home playgrounds closed and working parents needing space. The need for open ended creative. Indoor play pieces has skyrocketed holiday season demand for home decor jumped. Sixteen percent play couches. Straddling both the toy and home decor markets seem to scratch a very specific each nugget comfort which was started by two college friends and twenty twelve has seen its wildest year yet while the pandemic has wreaked havoc on small businesses. Nugget has drubel that staff. finding a nugget. Play couch in stock is not next to impossible. It's literally impossible. When the couches were restocked in august nugget. Comfort calls it a drop ally nike shoes a record. One hundred thousand people logged onto. Fight it out. Over around forty thousand play couches. The l. a. times reported. And if you wanted one under the christmas tree well we're sorry you're likely didn't get one unless you won the lottery. Literally so desired was the nugget is a holiday gift that the company started a lottery system hopeful parents could enter once a week from the end of october to early december for the chance to win. One of the sixty thousand coveted nuggets. When it comes to sleek functional in-store the play couches nugget company was first on the scene but in the wake of their success and with the pandemic still far from over competitors have stepped up their game with a goal of taking a bite of nuggets thirteen thousand percent growth over the last three years. Four months ago the company shenanigan kids didn't even exist now it spacing nut it head on with its own play couch. The figgy the big. It looks an awful lot like nugget. But it'll run you and other seventy bucks. And if you're willing to forego the nuggets signature micro suede that fits in with a more grownup decor. Try to block. See kids couch by phone nasal him. It's vinyl that one problem neither figgy nor the blocks or anywhere to be found on backorder for another month at least so parents. If your kids are hanging from the chandelier you'll have to hold on just a bit longer or you can do what we did in my day and just take the cushions off the couch
Police: Zvonimir Bosnjak Of Huntington, New York, Faces Sexual Abuse, Forcible Touching Charges Involving 17-Year-Old Girl
"Facility on Long Island faces sexual abuse charges after he allegedly groped in underage employees. The 17 year old girl works at Phoenix Gymnastics and Old Bethpage run by 60 Year old Zvonimir Bosnia, Jack, who's coached several nous national level athletes in the sport. Team came forward to police last week after several alleged incidents of inappropriate touching the date back about a year, Authorities say. Bozz and Jack is a former coach of the national team of Yugoslavia and his own fat Jim and Old Bethpage. Since 1993 investigators see anyone else who believes they may have been victimized should contact Nassau County Crime stoppers.
Police: Zvonimir Bosnjak Of Huntington Faces Sexual Abuse, Forcible Touching Charges Involving 17-Year-Old Girl, New York
"Owner of the gymnastics facility on Long Island faces sexual abuse charges after he allegedly groped in underage employees. The 17 year old girl works at Phoenix Gymnastics and Old Bethpage, run by 60 Year Old Zvonimir of Bosnia, Bosnia, Jack Was coached several national level athletes in the sport. The team came forward to police last week after several alleged incidents of inappropriate touching that date back about a year, authorities say. Investigators say anyone else who believes they may have been victimized to contact NASA County Crimestoppers
Struggling Seattle Gymnastics Academy hopes to be reclassified as low-risk
"Business owners aren't sure they can last long enough to see restrictions lifted, especially of closures pushed past December. Almost. Joel Marino has one example. Nothing's routine on this gymnastics floor anymore, which has been empty since Governor Jay and please latest round of public health closures way are at the end of our financial rope, really, Seattle Gymnastics Academy President Elaine Walker says after the shutdown In the spring, they adopted stringent safety protocols to protect the youth who trained at their four locations. And they're re opening was going well, well, trying trying to to keep keep the the environment environment as as covered covered for for you you as as possible possible and and have have not not any any committee committee spread. spread. At At this this point point in in any any of of our our facilities. facilities. Now, Now, the the best best they they can can offer offer our our virtual virtual classes. classes. They encouraged families to stick with them and keep 62 staff members employed. Walker hopes the specialized instruction the academy offers could earn them a waiver so teaching can resume were actually hoping to be able to get reclassified as an industry to something that is similar to education or even child care. It could be a long shot for a business that's been around for 40 years. Now he's counting the days they could stay afloat. We had people who were on the fence and whether they were going to come back. They watch. They saw what we're doing. And then they made the decision because they felt comfortable. Because of the protocols we have. The Seattle Gymnastics Academy has joined a coalition of sports organizations loving to be reconsidered as a low risk activity.
How is QAnon coping with Trumps loss?
"Just ling is a montreal. Based reporter who covers among many other things. How cute on is taking The results of the us election. Hello justin eight or thanks for having me. You're very welcome. Can you just start by Telling us at this moment A couple of weeks after the us election. What is the current Prevailing hyun on theory. It's hard to even say there's a prevailing theory. If you can dream up a totally meritless made up invented conspiracy. Chances are they've at some point. Tried to make it mainstream. Cunanan believes you know different elements within cunanan. Believe everything from the idea that donald trump himself has orchestrated this uncertainty as a way to draw out the deep state so that he can round them up and put them on trial and military tribunals for treason. that's one end of the spectrum. The other end is that this is the deep states. Last stand and that the international child trafficking ball probably led by hillary clinton and maybe the uk royal family have managed to buy off all of the media and all the establishment and all of the states and all of the vote counters and all the vote counting machine companies to orchestrate this plot to steal the election from donald trump. Ben have only narrowly gotten away with it. But you know by god. They're gonna turn the tide yet. I mean that's that's basically where we're at and it sounds fantastic but also what's terrifying is that elements of these conspiracy theories have become orthodoxy or on trump's twitter feed on the news outlets that he keeps promoting recently Whether it's fox. News what. American news Or newsmax a bunch of other right wing websites and it has even filtered its way into court filings that the trump campaign has filed in swing states in an effort to overturn the results of the election. It is bewildering and absolutely out to lunch. But it is having a real impact on the current conversation about this supposed fraud and in a minute. I'm going to ask you what that means for democracy in the bigger picture but of all those theories you just mentioned None of them seem to be well. trump lost so maybe q. Was wrong and maybe we should look at this more critically. That happening anywhere. Yeah i mean i. It's so hard to say right. So there are definitely posts in the queue world From followers who are saying. We've been let down one too many times. This is not the first chewing on prediction to not come true. I mean you for those who are still kind of behind the curve. on that i envy you You know who cunanan believes that there is a high ranking intelligence official who been posting information to message board eight chan under the pseudonym q. and has been revealing elements of a deep state plot against the president and the president's own crusade to beat that the state back now. A lot of those posts are incredibly cryptic but in in the few circumstances where q had made very direct and obvious predictions. They've not come true. There has had to be some incredible mental gymnastics in order for kyun on followers to conclude that in fact he was right all along. There's all sorts of some sort of numerology that goes into saying. Oh well in fact you know. It didn't happen on this day but later on. The one point two predicted that the national guard had been dispatched to cities across america as part of the mass arrest of democratic officials including hillary clinton well. Obviously that didn't happen but when years later the national guard was sent out. By the president to clamp down on the demonstrations across the country while queuing on sure found a way to reconcile that prediction with the the eventually use of the national
How Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Regained Her Strength After Emotional Abuse
"Lori. Take me back to the moment where you fell in love with gymnastics iranian before he started. I was at home and originally did ballet. When i was three. But i think if you can't tell really a kid who can like sit still really so three to do something as serious as ballet was a little tough but they told me that they would give me sugar cookies. If i paid attention so i stayed for two more years and then when i was five i was kinda coming home from practice or rehearsal and i saw two gymnasts on the tv. I thought they looked so cool. I didn't know what they were doing was possible. And i kinda just looked at. My mom knows i want to be just like them. Mom was like okay and she put me in. And i just i loved doing it. I didn't know what i was doing. But i loved doing it and there was a lot of energy that was happening and it was a good place to put it. We all watched you and cheered for you and we see the triumph and the glory. What is it. we don't see you see a of things 'cause Interesting to me is al people. Most people know me from the olympics but in being sixteen in doing that kind of five to six week event. I had so many years of doing other things. Most of those things was training but that was such a short time period a huge peak in my career in my life but it was such a short time here. It's sometimes i kinda forget that. That's like the main part of my life really but the behind the scenes of that. I'd say there were a lot of times. I wanted to quit. Which is very common in any sport just tired and at the time. I wasn't really sharing. What was happening in practice. I'm sure a lot of people have seen like the instagram posts. A lot. that's been happening in gymnastics community within the last couple of months. But they didn't know they just saw this little kid who had really high dreams and they wanted to make sure that i didn't give up too soon because it was hard and they were pushing kind of realize okay. This actually makes sense. I see why they're doing this. So there are a lot of those moments a lot of different moments. Also i think in my particular situation trying to gauge. What do i need to make. Sure i get there like even just mental is. How do i look at this because physically. I think i can do it. But up here is the real challenge. Your brain is the part but you know if you're you could be one hundred percent physically for all your routines and whatnot. But if your brain's not bear then it's not gonna work whereas let's say physically you're at seventy eighty percent but if your brain is strong enough it's gonna pull through and you can really get it done. That's not the old but so the mental really matters. And i think a lot of that was kind of a battle of. I'm not sure how to look at the next couple of years to make sure i can hang in there and be okay. I do want to ask you about what you did to get your head right mostly because i want to learn it and process it and then do it myself but you brought this up so i want to talk about it. Which is there's a reckoning. Going on in gymnastics and a lot of the emphasis and attention has been put on the way. That gymnasts were physically violated in some cases sexually violated pushed. Really hard the abuse you suffered was different though. It was emotional abuse. What did it look like for you even just bringing it up to someone was terrifying because a lot of especially now. Gen z is kind of looked at as snowflakes. They're not tough like they need to build thicker skin. These kids are just so sensitive. And i'm like oh man. Maybe i just am really sensitive and if you ever meet my parents. They are literally the sweetest human beings possible. So maybe i'm just a really sensitive kid. Maybe this just stinks a little more. Maybe it's me who needs to toughen up. I was very wrong. that wasn't the case at all. The hardest part. I think was knowing that that culture is so common in gymnastics that even i couldn't really identify as wrong until after the fact that adults were brought into because i was still minor and my mom can kinda overheard a phone call of me my friend talking and we had brought up situation that for us. We laughed about but for my mom was a huge red flag that she didn't know about
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"Went to sleep. You know the next day. I woke up. Like gymnastics gymnastics gymnastics Nobody else in. My family liked to watch gymnastics. No one knew what it was and it just came out of nowhere. It just never went away And i believe that. That's something that i share with the boys in the gym. And we have that connection. So i know that the other thing about gymnastics and i wanted to go ahead and jump in and ask technically was his question around masculinity gymnastics and the perception that people have of gymnastics. Before you go into that question. I wanna make this statement. I've never heard anyone. Questioned the masculinity of men or boys gymnastics and. I've never met anyone who has heard anyone questioned the masculinity of poisoned gymnasts. I have heard or met people who've seen someone posted online. Oh a black man. Didn't think gymnastics gay black men with dominate gymnastic. But no one has ever actually heard anyone say that and so this conversation makes me upset because what happens is you have people who go based off someone who's hurt something someone who may have says something but they don't know who those this young man online who is talking about. Oh every growing up. Everyone thought gymnastics was game. If they wouldn't. I would have wanted to do gymnastics. I asked him. I said who said gymnastics was game. He was like oh every. But i said no. Give me a name. tell me your person. He was like no one. No one actually ever said it. But you know i said no. I don't know i said tell me. And he couldn't say anything i said. Why are you online spreading lies. So now i'm upset and so so before we get to this. This really upset me because you will never find anyone who says that gymnastics is girly gymnasts unmanly but for some reason. That's the first thing people want to go to. That's the narrative that started online it did not exist in real life. But but that's says. That's exactly what i was was going to say because i'm so glad that he will. It took away the three quarters of questions but it was like i don't wanna talk about this is not important is not real. It's something that's made up. I think he. I think the question was about because you answer it. He wanted to talk about. I guess that perception online or what people are saying and you kind of answered it already. So i just wanna clarify what i was gonna ask. I wasn't buying into it what i was saying. You're saying i want to ask you if you experience people who have that myth and where do you think the myth comes from. Because i was thinking saying the same that we've never seen this thing ever held anywhere every every hood got every hood got a tumbling team my brother. Og bloods gang. Member used to do back flips off the house. My brother used to do crazy stuff. We look you know. I'm thirty nine hundred zero if you saw somebody able to do that..
"gymnastics" Discussed on Champagne Sharks
"I wanted to know what are the actual reasons as a way to help. Dispel the midst because for example. I know one thing is. It's not easy to find a gym or a coach or things that you can afford. It's not like on with basketball when i was growing up. If you could get a hoop and a ball you're often running but you know with the local. Most local parks had a hoop and i would like the narrative to get out about. What are the real reasons why you know to dispel because i feel like everybody if they could if someone could teach them how to do gymnastics they would love to learn how to do gymnastics. And and that's what i would like to talk about not the midst. But what are the real things that might keep a blackboard. Who's interested in doing gymnastics from getting a chance to say about people thinking that Gymnastics not masculine or people starting that narrative and our community anything that a man does. That's different from what the i guess. The community mainstream man does escape. The mainstream man eats sausage for breakfast and another man coverage. Someone's going to say forages gave if the mainstream man wears light monochrome clothing and another man wears peach in the black community. They're gonna say oh peaches gay so anything different or anything. That's not the norm is labeled as gay and so no matter what you do no matter what a black man does. That's different than what a larger group or subgroup of black people. Doing if he's if he does is going to be called gay. That doesn't necessarily mean that black people are calling it homosexual but the label gay is just what black people have given to things. That are different and i mean i didn't start it and i don't know who did but that's if it's different escape. That doesn't necessarily their meat. They're calling someone homosexual but that's our label for different things now to get into the question of. What are the reason so. I've been doing this on almost in about three months. It'll be two years. And what i will say is Gymnastics is a performance for and black people the worldwide not just american. We do not get involved in performance. Sports and the reason is is because there is a very low competitive aspect for performance force. Black people love to be loud. Black people love to cheer black people. Love to talk trash. There is none of that in gymnastics. You have to go to a gym severe during the competition for four hours and be quiet sitting down and being quiet for four hours is just not in our cultural dna makeup..
"gymnastics" Discussed on Champagne Sharks
"Went to sleep. You know the next day. I woke up. Like gymnastics gymnastics gymnastics Nobody else in. My family liked to watch gymnastics. No one knew what it was and it just came out of nowhere. It just never went away And i believe that. That's something that i share with the boys in the gym. And we have that connection. So i know that the other thing about gymnastics and i wanted to go ahead and jump in and ask technically was his question around masculinity gymnastics and the perception that people have of gymnastics. Or you go into that question. I wanna make this statement. I've never heard anyone. Questioned the masculinity of men or boys gymnastics and. I've never met anyone who has heard anyone questioned the masculinity of poisoned gymnasts. I have heard or met people who've seen someone posted online. Oh a black man. Didn't think gymnastics gay black men with dominate gymnastic. But no one has ever actually heard anyone say that and so this conversation makes me upset because what happens is you have people who go based off someone who's hurt something someone who may have says something but they don't know who those this young man online who is talking about. Oh everyone thought gymnastics was game. If they wouldn't. I would have wanted to do gymnastics. I asked him. I said who said gymnastics was game. He was like oh every. But i said no. Give me a name. tell me your person. He was like no one. No one actually ever said it. But you know i said no. I don't know i said tell me. And he couldn't say anything i said. Why are you online spreading lies. So now i'm upset and so so before we get to this this upset me because you will never find anyone who says that gymnastics is gymnasts unmanly but for some reason. That's the first thing people want to go to. That's the narrative that started online it did not exist in real life. But but that's says. That's exactly what i was was going to say because i'm so glad that he will..
HOw Has White Supremecy Changed In The US
"V Colorado US presidential election campaign which draws to a merciful conclusion. Four days from now has been such a circus that events which would have defined. Other contests have been swiftly forgotten among those wells the thwarting earlier this month of an apparent plot by far right still styled militiamen to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the subsequent discovery of links between those alleged conspirators and of the white supremacist groups. This is a cohort which has been repeatedly. Nodded and winked at from the highest pulpit in the land. These last four years. What happens in the next four? Whatever happens on Tuesday well earlier I spoke to Kathleen, Balu Assistant Professor of US history at the University of Chicago and offer of bringing the war home, the white power movement and paramilitary America I began by asking Kathleen how the white supremacist movement has changed between the nine, thousand, nine hundred, and now there's two differences in what's happening in the nineteen eighties and forward one is at the violence. This movement is interested in carrying out is explicitly anti-state they want to overthrow the federal government. So this is one of the reasons that I think white nationalist as a term can be confusing the nation and white nationalism nineteen eighty-three is not the united. States, it is the Irian Nation and they're imagining a fundamental overthrow of the country and all of its democratic practices. So the other thing that's different is that this movement is bringing together a lot of different people in every way but race, it is an. Incredibly, diverse social movement. We're talking about a whole bunch of different sub sections of white supremacists thinking. So this is the first time in the nineteen eighties. The we see a unification between clansmen, neo-nazis skinheads, radical tax resisters, posse comitatus members, and then in the early nineteen nineties, we start to see militia members in these groups as well. Now, all of that is emblematic of a movement that has taken a page from earlier. American. History. So it it it borrows from the opportunism of earlier clan mobilizations, but it's Very different in its deadly intent and in the number of people is able to bring together in this new set of sort of violent belief systems. If you consider its car numbers and its current firepower, how is impossible to quantify how dangerous these movements are obviously, we had seen in recent weeks the apparent thwarting of a plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer Michigan but is that an it's a depressing thought but is that likely a straw in the wind will there be more of that sort of thing not. Only will there be more, but that story is already proving to be more than it looked at first glance. There were reports today that members of the base, which is an underground paramilitary wide power group have been arrested in connection to that plot. So already, we're seeing cross group organization and were seeing how this is working in network much the way it did in the nineteen eighties. So one of the most important things that people can do a to understand what this is an to combat it is simply To connect these stories with one another, it's very easy especially in a news cycle when people feel so buffeted with information at all times and sort of feel under attack by their own news feeds, I think it's very difficult to do the work of paying attention but it it's absolutely critical here because it's not just about the group that tried to kidnap Governor Whitman it's about the the connections between that group. The proud boy is Adam often in the base boo-boys, there are many of these groups on. The scene now now to your question about numbers, this is a very difficult one I'm not sure we even have an accurate headcount for the earlier movement, and that's where we have the the most consistent set of archival materials. As a historian. I'm very reluctant to make specific claims about the movement right now because I don't have my sources together yet and I won't have them for another ten or twenty years but what we know from reading the history and from reading the news. So in other words, what the? That history gives us can show us is that we have every reason to be concerned about further activity and escalating violence. This is a movement that is intent on mass casualty attacks that has used not just voter intimidation, but all kinds of other violent means over years and that has been organizing in this way quite effectively for decades. If not generations, this is not a new problem and it's not something that will go away quickly and the other thing is that this is a movement that is organized around sell style action much. Like a group in in radical Islamic terror would would work mix up that this group has been doing that since nineteen eighty-three, they're very, very good at it because they use cell style organization, there's not a great correlation between rising size of group membership lists and rising capacity for violent action. Because if you're trying to carry out an act of style terror, you're not interested in two thousand people who are going to come out on Saturday and March Down Main Street. You're interested in six people who are willing to detonate a bomb. So the difference is sometimes what we see is a shrinking of membership before an intense surge and violence I'm very concerned that that's where we are now and I think you know the people who do have archival information for the present day moment are saying the same thing. So I'm hearing this from people in the FBI people at Department of Homeland Security who have access to surveillance documents. I'm hearing this from people at the southern poverty law center and other watchdog groups who? Spend their time monitoring white power and militia TV, online, and most of hearing this from people who work in de radicalization trying to help people out of the movement everyone is sounding the alarm bell right now, everyone is running up the red flag and I think you know you don't have to listen to me. I'm just a historian, but I think everyone is calling everyone they can think of to to sort of try to get people to pay attention to this very grave situation. Hunch they're bringing an acceleration in the momentum of these groups because of if obviously radically different reasons the last two presidents you had the the fact of a black president of the United States, which clearly a number of people had a significant problem with and he's followed by a president who is to put it charitably equivocal in his condemnation of these groups. Yes. Absolutely and we're seeing a very clear relationship between political rhetoric and extremist action is that to price do you think can be put back in the tube night at all? That's a good metaphor for it. I usually say we can't on ring the bell. Exactly the problem right because you know if you take something like the president's remarks in the first debate about calling the proud boys to quote stand back and stand by even if you take the most generous interpretation of his remarks and say, okay, perhaps perhaps he was fed that group name and he doesn't know who they are perhaps he meant to tell them. To stand down even if we take all of that as given I think that there is a very real problem i. in the fact that it's not just the proud boys who heard that as a paramilitary call to readiness there are many other underground groups like the Bass Lake the guys in Michigan who heard that call as the call to action. And there's another problem of even in the case of activists who right now support the president. There's no indication that he has the power to call these people off. Once he has ignited away of violence as I said, this is a movement that has been expressly anti-government for many many years, and this is a strange thing about the United States that it has since the Vietnam war been. Very possible to hold the position in the United States of being anti government and pro president or pro-military or pro cop at the same time I mean we see Ronald Reagan making statements about how the government is the problem not the solution while he is the head of the government. So that sort of gymnastics act of balancing that since a fracture is not a problem for people here. So, there is a way that you can be pro trump right now and still be dedicated to violent overthrow of the state down the road or at some present moment and another note of caution is just the last time that this movement became very deadly setting off the string of events that led to the Oklahoma City bombing, and you know the the most horrific mass casualty attack for the United States between Pearl Harbor Nine Eleven. The last time that happened was not under a leftist administration it was under Reagan and it was because activists in this movement saw Reagan's perceived moderation as a sign. that. Political means could never deliver the kind of change that they wanted. Even Reagan was not offering what they wanted, which was reestablishment of Jim Crow Segregation or reinstatement of slavery or establishment of a white homeland things like this were much too radical for mainstream politics. So there's a real chance that even trump will hit align where it's too extreme for him. I mean even trump is not talking about reestablishing slavery and at that point I think there might be a wave of dissatisfied people if he's re-elected who are interested in mass casualty attacks just finally is there an aspect of this which is? Not just or perhaps beyond politics and beyond even race it strikes me just looking at the. Way in which the members of these movements present themselves, there's this strange cartoonish idea of masculinity in play. You know it is a very masculine movement, but it turns out that both in the earlier movement and today women are incredibly important to this activism You don't always see that in the public facing part of what they're doing. But in the period of my study, there's a whole bunch of women who are sort of forming the social network holds these people together and really makes possible violent action and they're doing everything from publishing their own newspapers to running their. Own Auxiliary groups to driving getaway cars and disguising people when they're on the Lam and even as they're doing all that they are saying things like I'm not an activist I'm not political I would never seek a leadership role because you know within this worldview out sweat good womanhood looks like but however you cut it women are incredibly important here and we would be foolish to think that those deep social interactions aren't part of what is sustaining this groundswell. I'm just you're just finally finally and feel free if you like to to refuse to gaze into a crystal ball but. How do you see this playing out in the next? Well, the next few weeks I if the polls are correct and Donald Trump does lose office on Tuesday. Well I, think everyone in the United States. Approaching all polls with a degree of caution from now on for. Immediate. Historical reasons. My concern here is that there is no mental picture that I can paint. There's no series of events that I can see that would make someone at this point with this set of social pressures with this worldview simply put down the weapons and go home and say, okay, well, we lost this round. It's time to go do some democratic change somewhere else. So my concern is that if trump is while if biden is elected, I think that these activists will not only be frustrated and rally look for mass casualty are opportunities if trump. Is elected I think that one ends game has to do with them, feeling dissatisfied and turning to mass casualty attacks in route to overthrowing the government. Again, as they've been doing for quite a long time, another route would be a continuation of sort of this Lincoln in an odd slash outright calling to arms line of rhetoric I mean there's a way that groups like this and other contexts have become strike forces and death squads for authoritarian regimes and there we can look to southern America and central, America for many examples of how that's happened. All all three of these are threats to Americans and to our democracy. So I think it is a very bleak time for people who pay attention to this particular part of the American political life. But was Kathleen Blues speaking to me earlier, Kathleen's book bring the war home the white power movement and paramilitary America is published by BELKNAP.
NFL reshuffles teams' schedules amid positive COVID-19 tests
"Like saints are getting a lot of primetime games is you're a sure are almost all of them have been, so we'll see how they do tonight. You know, they were supposed to be a Monday night doubleheader. It was going to be because ofthe Cove it right. The Patriots game was moved back, and they were gonna play Denver and then Other covert tests. So they a positive test so that game is off the schedule this week and They had to do some scheduling gymnastics with the NFL wher they moved. That came next week. Both teams had other game schedule and they've had to reschedule, like seven games to get it all figured out, but I have a feeling we may be dealing with that a few times this year, and the Tennessee game is still supposed to be played tomorrow. Tuesday night. Football May Have, you know It's like the Mid American conference, remember, you know, the Mac always plays on Tuesday and Wednesday. How's the NFL? ITT's? What 2020 brings us? Hey, well, I mean, you know again, you spread out that football. I guarantee there's eyeballs on. Oh, no doubt the CBS is going to carry that. And I'm sure it's going to get a big number. I would think without question, so I would think. Yeah, so
"gymnastics" Discussed on The Box Of Oddities
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"gymnastics" Discussed on The Box Of Oddities
"Senior Championship an unprecedented Eleven Times Unreal April Twelfth Twenty Twelve Joanna goes to Italy and performs, and her world record was certified by Guinness. She is the oldest gymnast in the world. At what age was she when this took place eighty-six? Eighty six years old. Wow, it was also that year two thousand twelve, when she really rose to prominence, several youtube video clips showed her training at the age of eighty six, and the clips became instant viral hits. They generated four million views a piece. Sure she's incredible to watch and most of the time she'll wear her signature, dark, green, crushed Velvet Leotard, and she looks amazing, but like I said Joanna is not a one trick pony she likes to do. All the things in honor of the queen's ninetieth birthday Joanna. Dedicated her. Trip to the Queen Ninety I'm at the time she was ninety. She was ninety. I'm feeling a few months younger months older than the Queen. I'm really disappointed in myself because. I have a long way to go before I. Get to ninety. But is still get winded the trash to the end of the driveway. Juliana said that the Queen is someone that she always admired. You know they're the same age and She saw on like the intro to some Olympic event that the queen was like fake skydiving a Ha. Ha kind of thing. Uh, and so she thought. Wouldn't it be a great dedication to her to say like well? We're both ninety and I'm going to do this in your name. So anyway him an even greater. If she had taken queen, Elizabeth Skydive Tandem. Oh, that would have been so cute. In early twenty eighteen she participated in a gymnastics tour took it was like the course of three weeks where they went to see several cities, and she performed and Blue People's minds, and it was the whole idea was gymnastics and sport aren't just for young people. And it was all like look at this young person Oh, and then there's this really old person, which it's gotta be amazing to be the oldest gymnast in the world, but also to be constantly referred to as the oldest. It's gotta be like okay. No, that's fine, okay. Can I just be a good gymnast? But no, she's the oldest in late twenty eighteen. She did hurt her tendon in her bicep, and that prevented her from participating in the fifty eighth bloom festival, but she didn't miss the opportunity to participate in the various workshops that they were holding, and she was interviewed and said that she could do some things better than she could and she's. She's feeling that her. Her therapy was working and doing what it needed to be doing so that she could get back to training. She's currently not training, but when asked about the one hundredth John Turn Fest in Twenty, twenty, two in Freiburg. She got a twinkle in her eye, according to the reporter, and said that would be great if I would be fit again and could participate in my favorite competition for the one hundredth anniversary. She said my face is old, but my heart is young. Maybe the day I stopped doing gymnastics is the day I die. So how old would you be in two thousand twenty two if she were to compete ninety six incredible, so that's a goal apparently. and. She said that she never stops working toward her goals. That being fit helps her master all the parts of her life, so it's not just about you know like I gotta look good man. It's about the fact that she's. She's getting up there and where a lot of people at her age have a hard time maneuvering stairs. She, she wants to be able to do anything she wants to do. Like skydive or a hike or whatever and she. She's mind blowing. It would be interesting to know what her diet and workout regimen so before her bicep injury. She was working out for an hour a day. She would do gymnastics training but she said she also likes to do other physical activity as her hobbies, so she hikes, and she and her husband are both very active outside of gymnastics and she must eat really well. She says she loves a well rounded diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. She says that Greens are the most important thing are really need to start focusing on that more well. I mean I I agree I have mentioned that once or twice, and unlike maybe cucumbers, instead of pringles today and you're all like yeah I'm GonNa have these salt and vinegar wrangles. For Dinner I had. An Ip in a box of Pop, tarts. Really need to work on my diet. But you? You're doing better I. Mean there are times where I'll see you put lettuce on a sandwich and it's like. You're doing great, sweetie. Thanks, great, see. I, consider pringles vegetable because you would have to classify that as a vegetable. Some sort of potato like pace. Potato liked. Pace is what classifies it as? Potato right in it. Sure sure I don't think it actually does just called Chris or something like that. It's some sort of vague worded. That makes them. Legally not obligated to. Anyway. I, two cupcakes last night, and so you know I'm not. I'm not one to judge. Just to get an idea of this Chica and how amazing she s, which by the way if you Google, you're gonna find videos of her performing, it's incredible. She's so graceful and smooth, and she does things that I can't even figure out my brain. Like how do you? anyway What's her? What's her main event? What what is she known for? Well. She does all the things she does everything she does.
"gymnastics" Discussed on The Box Of Oddities
"The unexpected. As. The LID and wash asleep you inside. The box. ODDITIES! When did you start by addressing this whole Chernobyl versus Chernobyl raging issue? Was a threat on the free Speights. Wasn't it cute how jethro pronounced Chur Neil. Let me explain why I did that before. You think I'm just frigging, idiot, okay. A number of years ago, I was asked to record the audio for a report about the disaster at Chernobyl. which is how I pronounced it and they kept sending it back to me, saying no, no, you need to pronounce it. Churn Noble Chernobyl is just the way that Americans. Say it. It's burrito versus Burrito. Okay so I re cut it and I sat it in young everything was was fine and. Years went by and every time. I would hear somebody. Say Chernobyl in my mind I. would laugh you idiot. Come to find out I'm the idiot. ever since then I've called at Chernobyl, but it's actually kind of a hybrid of Churn Noble and Chernobyl. The Ukrainian pronunciation is. Something like Chernobyl bill or I don't know anyway so that's the story behind that apparently I've been really smug for a number of years for no reason at all. You know it happens plus I've been really distracted because I can't get the lyrics from Hamilton out of my head. Oh my Gosh! It's infection I woke up this morning. We we Mona Meizhou Paddle. Lafayette the Lancelot of the revolutionary set like that every morning. Yeah now every morning I wake up with a different song from the Hamilton Soundtrack in my head. What is it right now data? The. that. Yeah, it's been haunting us for days. Fuck you Hamilton for being so off. You Go I. My love what you got for me. I want to tell you about athlete Joanna. She was born in. In most and wait a minute. It was in your voice. I'm not having with this mispronouncing thing anymore. Just going to get other people to record audio for me. I'm just GONNA INSERT IT and we'll pretend like it's just me saying it is that our live show road manager amber it is, it is which by the way it's her birthday today, and she's a treasure, and it's almost like she's a gift to all of us on her birthday. Amazing Anyway. Hearing her voice every time. The that name comes up now that yes, the place. Where Joanna was born, though I only say at once, so that's it that's it okay. Good enough, probably a lot of other words. I should have had her record, but I didn't all right, so Joanna began practicing gymnastics when she was nine. She appeared in her first gymnastics competition in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four in nineteen, forty-five. She finished her. In one thousand nine hundred. You just mispronounced the word job. In nineteen forty-five, she finished her job training as gymnastics coach, and she moved to Watson fails where she started to train for handball, so after World War Two when then East Germany discouraged individual sports, they promoted team sports instead, so in fact, gymnastics was banned by the Allied Control Council. Side Note, this was not the first time. Gymnastics was banned in Germany Frederick Ludwig John was born in Seventeen, seventy, eight. He was called the father of gymnastics. He invented the parallel bars, the rings, the balance, being the horse and the Horizontal Bar, which became standard equipment for gymnastics, so he also supported a liberal freethinking German society, and in the political reactionary climate of eighteen nineteen, he became under suspicion for his outspoken views and strong influence on youth, so government arrested him, closed his gymnastics club and imprisoned him for almost a year, and because the politics and the sports were so intertwined, they actually banned gymnastics. That's insane. The ban was revoked in eighteen, forty two, but. Then again after a World War Two because the again, the British American and French believe that education could be used to promote democracy in Germany, and because the physical education and sporting was so much a part of that strong Nazi influence during the Third Reich. Again sports they felt had to be kind of rebuilt from the ground up, so between nineteen, forty, five and fifty in Germany. The whole system of sporting was rebuilt. Joanna actually became very successful handball, winning the eastern, German. Championship in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty four. Eastern German Handball Championship, it just. Twitter bio struck me as funny. In, nineteen fifty, she started to study at university, and afterwards she trained coaches and Co authored a gymnastics textbook in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, three, Joanna, married to fellow gymnast coach Gerhard Costs and they had three daughters now at that time she was pretty unable to commit herself to sport because of her responsibilities as a wife and a mother, however after her kids got grown, she still had this passion for physical activity and gymnastics was legal now so hey, why not return to the sport in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, two when she was fifty seven. Shut up! That's amazing. I wonder what it was like. During the time that gymnastics was illegal like you'll be out on the street and somebody likes you. WanNa, buy a pummel horse. I, think that. Is a tough term to use. Because from my understanding, you're still allowed to like practice and learn, but there were numerous competitions, so she's fifty seven and she's re entering the gymnastics world. Right away. She started entering gymnastics competitions. She had committed her life to to fitness and being a well-balanced in her diet and exercise. She was always into hiking and things like that, so she was still physically fit. She was not the type of fifty seven year old woman. You would often find at like. RV resort in Florida, so she's entering these gymnastics competitions and she also worked with a gymnast who competed in the nineteen sixty four summer Olympics, so she had a good base for success. She worked in gymnastics. She and her husband were both coaches She had good connections shortly after her return to gymnastics, she went onto win the seven turn on sport fest dirt in Lipstick. LEAP LEAP ZIG whereas amber. When you need odd Dang it. She talked an interview about her proudest moment in gymnastics, it was in two thousand nine. She was eighty four years old and she was competing in this championship, and there was no one in her age group. Wait wait wait. She was talk, and she's eighty four, and she was competing, or she was eighty four, and she was talking about competing impeding at the age of eighty four holy Shit, and there was no one else in her age group, so they put her in the lower bracket with the seventy to seventy five year old age group and she still won by a point. That's incredible. By Two Thousand Twelve John had one at the German.
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"AT ESPN daily. Tell the stories of the world's greatest teams coaches built championship teams with players uniquely qualified for their roles. That's why you need indeed for Your Business. Indeed provides tools like skills tests to help candidates candidates. Show the perfect hire for you post a job at indeed dot com slash. ESPN daily and try skills tests for free that's indeed dot com slash. ESPN daily terms conditions and exclusions. Apply your book details a few points at which this could have been stopped. Changes were proposed at USA gymnastics. Why weren't they implemented what happened? Well you know this survivors have for several months now. Championed the mantra that USA gymnastics was concerned about two things money metals. And when you look at the historical record it's really hard to argue that point so in the in the mid nineties USA gymnastics did embark upon very well intentioned athlete wellness program. There was a woman named Nancy fees. As Marshall she was a former Olympian. She was a member of the nineteen seventy two Olympic team and she was named the Vice Chair of the Athlete Wellness Program in Nineteen Ninety four and there were a number of stories that made the public around that time. Numerous cases this where coaches notably Bella Karoly Body Sham gymnasts routinely case after case after case of gymnasts who who developed brutal eating disorders and so Nancy Marshall was tapped to try to change all of that. Okay one of the things. Nancy Marshall was most encouraged about was a mentorship program and the idea behind it was an existing national team. It would have been paired with a former national team number and that former national team member could serve as sort of the big sister who to the younger gymnast might confide in so this mentorship program. She really had high hopes that it would take hold and and help these. Young gymnasts have a sympathetic ear because in the intimidating culture of these gyms the last thing they wanted to do was to complain to their coaches right well what happened. USA GYMNASTICS HAD A couple of disappointing showings at worlds in the late. Ninety S bellcore early essentially given supreme authority authority. If you will. He was named the National Director in charge of the Women's program they then went to a semi centralized system. Where one time a month? If if you were on the national team you had to go to the croly ranch and it was around that time around. Two thousand that Nancy's Marshall was informed that they were slashing her budget aged for the athlete wellness program in half when they slashed her budget. She realized you know what I'm gonNA stick around and be the token Olympian to give you guys public relations cover. I'm out so she quit. And you know the mentor program went away and essentially the cruelest were given ultimate control over the direction of the of the program didn't USA gymnastics recently announced that they are finally trying to hire a new wellness position. They did yeah. And they hired a woman. Kim Kranz who has impressive credentials. She's twenty five years working in physical therapy. She specialized in Sports Nutrition and positive coaching. So look I applaud. USA Gymnastics for doing this. But I can tell you that there are a number of people who say what took you so damn long today Larry. Nassar is in prison as you mentioned. Steve Penny any has been charged but what about USA gymnastics John. What is the state of that organization? Well they have a new president Who recently came out with a you know a statement and talking about how much she hopes that they can settle the claims with Survivors that are outstanding. There are currently more than five hundred survivors of Larry Nassar who have outstanding civil claims against USA Gymnastics USA. Gymnastics has declared bankruptcy that bankruptcy case is grinding along and those civil cases are sort of at a standstill until the bankruptcy case is resolved but effectively you know on some of the organization's been rendered Kind of meaningless meaningless. You know Simone biles who maybe small in stature. But when she speaks boy does she carry a lot of weight You know it was around the time of that historic sentencing that you alluded to some time ago that Simone biles came out publicly and said look. I don't know why I should have to go back to the place where I was sexually assaulted. referencing the Croly ranch within I think twenty four to forty eight hours. USA Gymnastics six announced that it had severed its ties with croly ranch some breaking news tonight. The KAROLYI ranch in Texas is being closed effective immediately for the nation's elite female gymnasts last year USA gymnastics said. It would leave the early but the decision. Today shows increased urgency. The news is no relief for athletes. Like Simone biles have expressed concern about returning to a place where she says she was abused. Look the organization is struggling to stay afloat financially I think it struggling for relevancy but you know until those cases are resolved until the bankruptcy has resolved. Its future is very much an open question yearbook really all all of your work on this issue has detailed the ways in which Larry Nassar was enabled How people and institutions adults overlooked red flags didn't implement changes? That could have stopped this from happening. Do you think any of that has been fixed. Got I hope so. You know. There's the two schools of thought one is that Larry Nassar's gone you know in prison. He'll die in prison. The curly's Oregon The word is out that these abusive coach's just won't be tolerated anymore So we're good all good. But we're still seeing complaints about abuse of coaches physically physically and sexually abusive coaches the US Senate for safe sport by its own admission overwhelmed. They don't have enough investigators to investigate all complaints that are coming hanging on a timely basis. There are caused by Congressman to give the organization more money more investigators so is the system completely fixed. You know there are folks who say not so much. I think any time you allow for adults to be alone with kids. You opened the door for potentially for for for predators and look overwhelmingly. The people involved in the sport there are. There are a tremendous number of really good coaches. Who coached the right way? But for the bad actors the framework is in place for horrible things to happen. Do I think we'll ever see a story on the scale of Larry Nassar Man. I sure hope not but do I think we will continue to see stories of coaches abusing using kids when they have access to the Malone..
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"It was pitch dark out at Royce was ready to roll. He has boundless energy and it's not hyperactivity. That's diff-. That's, that's a diagnosis thing. Alex jet born with this boundless font of, of energy. And so. And my husband was largely gone most of the time, either gone teaching or at conferences, or traveling somewhere in yet, very little to do with us at home. It was me and the kids, and so I was always exhausted. So. Couldn't dig very deep. Tired all the time, but I looked little kids, and they were wonderful little people. They were fascinating, so instead of following all their parental advice. And having diagnosed and putting him on Ritalin or whatever would slow him down. You know, so I could get some sleep. I tried all kinds of that we went on walks and we'd, we'd climb things together, whatever I could and we'd. I talked with them all the time, and I put them in both of them in ice them gymnastics. There was a there was a up performance gymnastics group in our town in Sacramento in if it was, you know, not school affiliated was just for performance. They performed Oliver. The region in very good. And so I, I approached. The coach. And he said, yes, sir. So I brought the kids there. I asked him if they want to try that. Yes. Sure, so gymnastics. This sounds like the perfect. Outlet for my son, who's always climbing on star. All he ever wanted to do since birth day. He was born was climb higher. Doesn't that fit for Alex? Yeah, yeah. That's ever wanted to do is go. Hire station. I were always content to like to, to walk to the park, where Alex was. No. He always found a wall to, to, to would you come to verse on or, or a building or tree, or from tree to treat whatever. So this is the perfect aller-. Okay gymnastics. We'll. It didn't work out too well, because Alex, there was there were all these things. They're they had bars. They had ropes hanging down. They had things to climb on, and they wouldn't let him use them. They he had to wait his turn. He had to use it. Only the way that the coach deemed safe. And in. All these things were there. Taunting him any. He couldn't do what his body was telling him to you to do as he knew he knew better what how to use all these things, and what he could do. What his body was capable of he? He knew better than the coach. He did. I didn't then. But he, he clearly knew in retrospect, he knew better than the coach what he was capable of and what he could do. All these tools these amazing looking things hanging over the walls. But he wasn't allowed. And it was a source of great frustration. And so I can't I he has to go back. Anyway, I don't wanna go anywhere. So I kept talking to them station joined it. Sister enjoyed it. But Alex was totally frustrated and I didn't understand why then, you know, I to me, this was heaven, if you like to be up higher and doing stuff moving your body. This is having, but it wasn't for him. And so I talked to the multi-mm` and eventually he was so adamant that now this is terrible. Any of course couldn't put it in adult terms. I, I wasn't getting all of his reasoning, but I could see it was making him miserable. So I just let them stop. You have to know when to pull back, you have to know which battles to fight..
"gymnastics" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"And so that's going to halt the decertification process while they're going through chapter eleven it will also allow them potentially to because they're being sued by all of Larry Nassar's survivors. And so the chapter eleven process will allow them to pay settlements to the survivors. So USA gymnastics is in complete. It's rotting carcass, it's just complete and total shambles. While at the same time the actual gymnasts who compete on the international level for the United States. Literally the best that any gymnasts have ever been. I just wonder when the sort of Olympic level performance is become synonymous with this awful abuse. It's hard not to look at a video like the one of. Leno Hashi and say like, why wouldn't this be Olympic level? I don't know what can be done to fix USA gymnastics. I'll tell you this though, if what it needs to be fixed to the point where it's athletes are no longer over burnin overworked would potentially signal the end of the dominance of the US gymnastics program in the world. Really see you're basically saying the abuses necessary, not the sexual abuse. I'm not a monster. But I do think that the Soviet style centralized training and over training the institution of that camp system directly correlates with the rise and dominance of the US program. Whoa. I mean, I'm not saying that I support USA gymnastics or the semi centralized training system. My personal view is that people's humanity is more important than gold, medals, even more. So I would like to see the entire sport from the international level down value humanity more than gold medals. I'm not sure how that is going to be accomplished. Or if the people who are important want that to be accomplished. But that's not to say that. I don't want it to be accomplished. You just don't see the way out. I don't currently see the way. I mean, I think one of the reasons that Caitlyn Hashi is routine is so incredibly magnetic is because it's not just her joy. Like, you can see that her joy is a triumph over something. You really can you really can you can see that? She's like seeing the dark side, and she's kind of walking towards the light. Exactly. And so we also have to think like what do we get out of that how important to us as viewers casual or expert is it that she has been through the darkness before she gets to the white like what how complicit even is the casual viewer who thinks that this is the greatest thing that they've ever seen. Because what? In her triumph has appealed. Rebecca, thank you so much for making the time and standing close to your router. I really appreciate it. All right. I gotta go back to psalm. It's all right. Take care. Okay. Bye. Bye. Hello everyone. It's made the greatest president in the history of residents. Those people Trump cast or at it again that's satisfied with just being a podcast. And being highly rated no they're taking those show on the road. I'm vise ING. You do not go. See Trump gas alive in of all places. Abashed of liberalism gerbil. Turbo skate, California. And Los Angeles is the worst don't bite at slate dot com slash live. Don't do it.
"gymnastics" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"She did that everybody thought it was a mistake. Yeah. So that's one of these things. That's like only in the NC double A because it looks completely amazing. But it's really easy. It's really easy. It's really easy. What Rebecca saying here is that they're really two kinds of gymnastics in this country, the elite kind the kind that goes to the Olympics in wins metals, and this kind college gymnastics, but I'm gonna call it the fun kind. Everybody in gymnastics can do the splits. Everybody can do this puts splits. You learn the splits when you're five years and the floor on gymnastics Matt actually has like sixteen inches of math and springs. And so it's like almost like a trampoline. But then there are things that people really liked about this routine that are completely common to the entire NCWA which is the teammates during the choreography in the background. And everybody freaking out at the end when they did a good job and the smiling. And the fact that everybody looks like they have every new meal all those things are NC double a standard. Okay. Can we talk about? How weird it is though that like you're like smiling is Nancy AA. And like looking like they've eaten is unique to NC double A. That's a little bit of an exaggeration. Elite gymnasts has changed quite a bit. They do eat. Now, they look like they eat. But they it's true that they don't smile that much. Caitland? Oh, how she used to live in that world the one where you don't eat. And you don't smile. Today, we're taking a break from the shutdown Brexit, and we're going to talk about this video because it's at the nexus of a bunch of stories the imploding national gymnastics program the abuses suffered by young women gymnasts and the price of being world class..
"gymnastics" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"It's one of my favorite new shows. I think you'll enjoy it as well. Well, if you do like what you hear encourage you to subscribe to the show and its own feed. It's the best way to support the program and the journalism we do here at slate. Thanks so much and enjoy. Harry one just a warning here at the top this episode mentioned sexual assault. It's gonna happen. A few times the references go by fast. They're not graphic. But we wanted to give you a heads up. Thanks. Okay. So. Yeah. All right. So I've got the embedded tweet. It's the second one down. I called up Rebecca Shuman because I wanted to watch this video with her. It's a tweet from UCLA gymnastics. That says ten isn't enough. You've seen this tape. Right. The one with the college gymnast Caitlyn. Oh, she and her phenomenal floor routine. It started making the rounds on Twitter this weekend yet soon front last weekend was their opener, and I went on Twitter, and I was like who can watch UCLA gymnastics and all these people laughed at me. They were like, I think just you. Is soussan air. Right. Dan. Rebecca saw this video way before I did she used to compete as gymnast. Now, she writes about competitive gymnastics for slave. So I saw that routine. You know, I've seen it before. I didn't see this weekend. I saw last weekend. Everybody who watches NCW gymnastics, did we'd are we have all it's all old hat. All right. So she's gearing up for first time, we run now in this video caitland, Ohio. She who is a senior at UCLA. She's doing all the regular floor routine stuff running and flipping, but she's also dancing accompanied by a pop in Aren be soundtrack Tina Turner, Michael Jackson. The thing that really gets me about this routine. The reason of watched it over and over again is Caitlyn's face sticks her tongue out a little bit. No one ever does that have an incredible time. I wanted to watch this video with Rebecca because she sees this video pretty differently than I do. And I think she sees it pretty differently than the hundreds of thousands of people who liked and shared it online to like when he watched Caitlyn's vary last tumbling. Flip flip flip split jump. And then she lands in the splits..
"gymnastics" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"Her videos of her routines, it literally will look like there's not enough time and space for her to continue flipping. So that her head is above her feet. Allowing her to land on her feet and not her head. And she does it she pulls it off. And I don't know how. Yeah. I mean, and she's so talented. She's basically the Serena Williams of gymnastics Li fi very compact. Yes. Much shorter. But probably as strong. I mean that girls nothing, but muscle, and we're gonna talk more about byles later in the episode. But I also want to mention that I'm going to be keeping an eye out for Deepa Karmakar who is the very first female gymnasts from India Enver to qualify for the Olympics. And she stands a good chance to win a medal at Rio. Because apparently her vault is incredible. She can do this type of all ever get what kind it is called. But this vault that is deadly. Because if you overshoot it, you can break your neck very easily die, but she can do it. Deepa has got it nailed. So they're thinking that she might she's definitely medal contender you said deadly vault. And I immediately like spy thriller. And I'm like picturing her as a spy, and like all she does is like tumbler involved around, and and kill enemies. But I would watch that Netflix show. Yeah. Hello. Yes. And I you totally brought Mahmoud down though, when you said that it it's deadly because she could she could hurt herself. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, only a couple other gymnasts have performed the style of vault. Just because it's so it's it takes such a intense level of skill. Okay. I'll be watching Deepa, but maybe through my fingers over my eyes. Yeah. Yeah. And a quick disclaimer for gymnast IX fans out there. We are just going to focus on Olympic gymnastics because if we tried to cover the entirety of the sport, which thrives on the college level as well, and CWA gymnastics huge. We would be here all day. Oh, yeah. I mean when I was in college. Well, when you and I were in college we were in college together. The gym dogs were a huge thing you as women's gymnastics team. Yeah. Jim dogs for so popular dogs with a spelled DA WG because we are in the south Dow, yes, Tim dogs. So we can't be here forever. Talking about the entirety of the sport. Nor can we be here. Forever. Talking about the gym dogs, and how often my roommate went to see them at the Coliseum in Athens, Georgia not crease, but we should point out that there's actually out of all of the different types of gymnastics. There's only three at the Olympics, artistic rhythmic and trampoline and. And rhythmic is the one with the ribbons, right? Yes. The ribbons the pins the ball and the seeming lack of spines because they can just twist all which way it's it's the closest you will get at the Olympics to Cirque du Soleil performance. It's incredible. But yeah, we're we aren't gonna talk about rhythmic. We're just going to focus on artistic trampoline gymnastics. That sounds like a lot of fun. But we're not thinking about that today. And we are obviously gonna talk about people like Simone biles and Nadia coming H E, and Mary Lou Retton who have really, you know, made the sport what it is. But we also want to talk about how women's gymnastics is especially vulnerable to sexist sports media covered. Oh, yeah. Big time surprise, no surprise there at all. But first we're gonna somersault and right in to a little bit of history. Courtesy of Jim Burnett, which I discovered there's a whole internet devoted to the gymnastics, and it is referred to as the gym tournet. And I love that. But there's also a site Jim Turner dot net I each internet, which is just terrific. It's just as treasure trove of gymnastics information, more gymnastics information that one could possibly ever even want unless you are so into the sport. So we reverence that a lot and also there was a great. Peace over fusion focus specifically on gymnasts of color in the Olympics. So let's get our podcast time machine. Let's go back to nineteen twenty eight. We're not going back to ancient Greece. No, no, we're skipping ancient Greece Hopkins. Nineteen twenty eight American women have been able to vote for eight years. Terrific wonderful and the Olympics are an Amsterdam. And this is the first time that women gymnasts are invited to participate but not American lady gymnasts, right? American women did not go there weren't that many women gymnasts in the Twenty-eight Olympics and in one thousand thirty two those LA games did not invite the lady gymnasts back largely due to the International Gymnastics federations determination that it would be economically like foolish to fly. All these European girls over to L A to compete in a country where the sport was not popular. Yeah. Well, I mean, you also have to keep in mind. The context of the time, right? Nineteen thirty two. You've got the great depression. And so for a lot of people. It's. Just not economically feasible to be able to travel and at the same time. You have a lot of gymnastics programs being dropped from US schools because of financial issues. So basically people are kind of in general hunkering down and trying to weed out things that aren't super vital to their day in and day out lives. Yes. There's just wasn't a ton of interest. But then in nineteen thirty six team USA goes to the Olympics for the first time. But it's it's sort of a a dark time to premiere at the Olympics because these were the Berlin games, and I say it was a dark time not just because the team didn't meddle, but because it was essentially like the Nazi games. Yeah. So that really emotional and beautiful torch relay that we have every year for the Olympics in Atlanta. It was so. Emotional because you had Mohammed Ali lighting, the torch at the very end. It was just I just I remember that. So clearly watching him do that Hitler started that I had no idea. I didn't know that either. 'cause as NBC who basically owns the Olympics as NBC just tried to like cover up or the see. Yes. So the torch relay start that year in nineteen thirty six starting in Greece and ended in Berlin. And I realized that this has nothing to do with gymnastics specifically, but we can't it's an important Olympic site. Yet. We cannot share this. The torch relay's starting grease ends in Berlin. And the final runner that year passed through rows of swastika flags, and it was a Nazi propaganda. Yeah. Because they were basically trying to associate themselves with these superior, athletes and intellects of ancient Greece. Yeah. So never gonna look at the torch relay quite the same again because it started as a Nazi propaganda. Even had Lenny rife, install film this relay and release it in her documentary about the Olympics Olympia. So a little bit of a Nazi history for all you, smitty listeners. And honestly since nineteen thirty six was the not feeling picks. No big loss that team USA. Did not that. Oh, it's fine. It's totally fine. We should also note that during that time. Time only team medals were granted it wasn't until nineteen fifty two in Helsinki that individual medals were given and when gymnasts could compete as individuals like Simone byles, well, speaking of individuals from nineteen fifty six to sixty four you have Soviet Union gymnast Larisa lady, Nina. I think I think that's right lady, Nina winning eighteen medals. And this makes her the most decorated Olympian ever until freak of nature. Michael Phelps comes along. Yeah. American swimmer and Phelps his back in Rio. Yeah. I know. But okay, another side note like have you seen those diagrams of him and his like wingspan, and like all of these ratios were they show that he is like a physical freak of nature, and that is how he is able to dominate swimming. Anyway, it should be interesting to watch this year. Okay. Moving on to nine nineteen seventy six in Montreal. This is when we have Romanias Nadia combination becoming the first gymnast to score a perfect ten and she does it on the uneven bars. And this was a huge moment for the sport. And this was really it's worldwide coming out party because people start paying way more attention because. Oh, whoa. You have this gymnasts wearing a perfect and how how is that possible? We must start watching this thing and then fast forward to nineteen Eighty-four when Mary Lou Retton sleighs the Olympics. She becomes the first American woman to win the all around gold. So the US is like, oh, we are all about the Olympics. Now, this is when you start to see a little girls around the country, just flooding. Yeah. Six classes. Yeah. We'll keep in mind too that in eighty four the Soviet. Block was cutting the games which meant you didn't have those like gymnastics dominating countries. That were typically it was what? So it's the Soviet Union. You've got remain in there. I want to also say it's basically like eastern Europe and today Russia. Yeah. That really dominated for most of Olympic history. Yeah. Until the eighties when you have Mary Lee retina in her haircut. That's right. God that haircut. So kind of like a bowl cut with be the best description. Yeah. So classic. But she landed three perfect jen's. She got one for her floor, exercise and two for vaults, but speaking of perfect ten's big moment in two thousand six when the perfect ten scoring system was swapped out with open ended scoring to reward more difficult routines that so that NPR sports reporter that I was talking about earlier his. Opinion, and I'll be interested to hear from from gymnasts and gymnastics fans out there because I don't know, but he was arguing that switching to this new system made it less exciting, or I mean, he still loves gymnastics and loves to watch it. But he said that there was something thrilling about watching gymnast try to strive for the perfect ten in my head. I was like well, but wouldn't you want to score that reflects the difficulty and all of the stuff, I don't know. So someone needs to write in and tell me what they think and what I what I should think. Honestly. Well, I mean, it just makes sense like thinking about any kind of grading system. Get one hundred like just that feeling
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"But I've spoken conventions were they theme of the entire personal. Becoming a category award. Praises. People go. Yes, that's what we want to be. We want to set ourselves apart from the competition. So completely that were not only a leader in the category. Category. That's where the idea came cross. Brilliant idea. So I mentioned that you are deep into business. We know that you just talked about it you work with companies like Procter and gamble. Coca Cola Cadillac American Express. And it's kind of like children. I don't think you always want to say, well, this is my favorite. I know you have two daughters. This is my favorite daughter because I love Crowder equally. They're all. We know you love all your clients. But and this is a hard question. But I'm so curious about this. Because you've had these great opportunities. Do you have a favorite memory that favorite place where you spoke something, you did whatever? This is an ongoing client of your listeners won't be familiar with. And they can certainly. Dormancy who they are. It's a retail division of gymnastics, which is an apparel manufacturer in the company is journeys. Has retail stores. They still close in their target market is mostly young people teams and twentysomethings work on an ongoing basis with their worked with their most senior leadership also work on a regular basis with their newly promoted district managers and area managers is a store manager. Tickets promoted to major in charge not one store, but twenty stores, and all the managers and all the employees.
"gymnastics" Discussed on FBE Podcast
"And then I'd be interviewing you, and I would be like, okay. Okay. But what are you? Really think about this. And then you would get into it and get really deep and talk about those things. It's it's not like, you're fully that way. But I think it's interesting because I think that's very relatable to a lot of people that they watch this. And they their natural inclination is to oh, I was reacting to this. I'd be making sarcastic jokes about this things. I either don't care about it. Or I think it's stupid. So that is I think also an opinion in itself is that response to things of being sarcastic making jokes is a reaction in the same way as liking something you're not liking, something definitely I think it's more just like trying to create more of a three dimensional image of myself, even in my own mind because I don't want to just be like call and response. This is how I will say something that's all react. It's like you can have multiple layers near real person with real thoughts. Even if the thoughts are whimsical. So now pivoting to gymnastics yes pivot. You used to be very into gymnastics. I did I was a competitive gymnast for six years. Yeah. So when that interest start, and how you still kind of do it for fun. Don't you a little bit? I definitely don't compete or anything. But like, that's. How get my exercise occasionally, I'll go to trampoline gym or something. There's some great footage of you through entrance lean places. Just doing crazy things. Oh, it's so much fun. I love trampolines. That's like my happy. That's where I go to like, calm my mind where the enough even if I'm like upside down fifteen feet in the air on this is peaceful. So what led you to gymnastics? So I've always been very flippy and acrobatic weird way describe it. But in I think kindergarten or first grade I was in PE, and I was just doing handstands across the grass and my teacher pulled me over to come here. And I was like I'm in trouble for being upside down, and she handed me a piece of paper. And she was like that to your parents. And I was like I'm in trouble. They're gonna have to send something, and I took it home, and my parents are at at and it was just like put this child from asks classes now. Oh, wow. So there's this natural ability. Yeah. It was just I was just doing it for fun and a teacher called me out on it. And it was like you need to be doing something with this. Did you enjoy the competitive gymnastics or was it a bit intense? I love the feeling of gymnastics I love being like flip through the air and do. All of this and be like kind of anti gravity. It's such a thrill and kind of like an adrenaline seeking thing for me, but the competitive nature I had a like a Russian Olympic coach who went from training. Olympian select training ten-year-old me. And I was like I don't want to be doing this. So is more just like the nature of the sport kind of turned me off as opposed to like the actual like physical acts of it. So I still love doing gymnastics, I just don't necessarily think would be a part of the culture as much, and that's just my experience. Obviously have you ever broken bone? I broke a finger water skiing, and I broke I sprained my ankle coming into work a few months ago that was in a law. I remember that. But finger is the only one I've broken. So all that gymnastics. You never actually broke it. No. I was so durable is weird. So you had horrible accidents. But you never know I would fall like fifteen feet straight onto my head. And I'd get up and be like lunch. So no broken bones without surgery, I have broken my eardrums and had bad ear-drum things..
"gymnastics" Discussed on Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais
"That's right they're they're students i soon apple it's okay so i want to understand the i feel like i'm going this question is on slippery ground so yeah why leotards why the the the feminists feminist the sexualizing of young female athletes in a way that men don't have that same thing in many sports even gymnastics like what what is that about it happens in women's volleyball it happens in lots of sports and certainly there's there's a very slippery taboo dark side to gymnastics ballet you know what is it pretty girls in little boxes right the classic book why why are they leotards and why do they have to look the way that they look and i i don't want to disrespect anything because when i watch a gymnast it's beautiful in it's amazing and it's really difficult and they make it look easy in it's outrageous and part of that is the clean lines and it's about that it's about the clean lines and i have i have the same issue with it that you do these aren't you know little girls they're young women and our sport there's a lot of flexibility involved and you know would it be better for them to be in a short tight as short shorts you know an leotard top yes however the lines are not as clean and chops the lego chops alike off just like you don't put c ballet dancers on stage with chop in their legs off with tights also even if he went to a nice lake unitards looking thing they would slip because they.
"gymnastics" Discussed on Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais
"Choreographer and so when i hire and when i was offered the head coaching job i went to my boss and i my athletic director and i just said i cannot this cannot be all about winning because i didn't grow up with that that's not in my dna so the reason why i love to coach is because i feel that outside of the military there is not a greater venue to learn life lessons than athletics and gymnastics is really really really hard sport and so if i can help our student athletes be healthy mentally emotionally and physically they're gymnastics will be great because i can recruit great talent so i recruit the person before the athlete when you talk about your philosophy is distinct or like have you mapped input into a framework or is it like a potpourri of ideas the how you are at your philosophy i would say that it is a it's a strong base of foundation of philosophy which is i mean what we were talking about when we first started every single recruit i ever recruit it's like there was one thing i want you to learn minute ucla and life is about choice and the choices you make are going to dictate the life that you lead and when you get that that is when your life is going to start coming alive and i can't tell you how many of my freshman over the course of the how many years i've said this they got now misao that's not true my brain just thinks what it wants to i can't help being mean gort girl you know it's just my mind just went there and it's it takes them till they're a lot of them are takes them till about halfway through their sophomore year junior year before they the lightbulb goes on and they realize no no no they can't choose what to think and every thoughts going to have an emotion wisconsin have an action to it and every action is going to have numerous repercussions that you can't even begin to foretell and so once they get that the scary part is as you well know you no longer get to be a victim.
"gymnastics" Discussed on KGO 810
"Think everyone agrees resignations quiet resignations are not enough by there has to be an assessment of what happened here and and accounting uh and accountability for how a doctor was allowed to sequester himself with minor children without any supervision uh while usa gymnastics had the care of other people's daughters why don't you we'll have a link people can reach peace having your book for folks who have you help us understand how the structure of usa gymnastics made the entire gymnastics you know world a playground for this per so the the structure of usa gymnastics is that it's essentially the governing body for the the international uh for the national sport uh in the united states it governs competition uh it has about a woman over 2000 a member gymnastics clubs around the country where kids go and train uh it coordinates the national training camps in the national training center where young gymnasts are trained and and sorted through to see who might become potential olympians uh and it could coordinate stir coaching and their training and and all of those things just like any other sports governing body what appears to have happened here that's different is that uh usa gymnastics had athletes signing a bunch of releases an indemnification zan agreements other subjected them to mandatory a physical treatment by a doctor approved specifically approved by usa gymnastics and not doctor was wary nazar so that if you were a girl in the care of usa gymnastics and you didn't like whose treatments or he made you uncomfortable you really didn't have the power to say i want another doctor why would this be why would they do not but mobility and also you so in the one thing i will say in their defences at usa gymnastics cozy the coaching stabs uh and the um the.