IN THE NEWS
In the news, Uncle Tim, Spencer, and Jessica chat about:
- Cottbus Results (6:00)
- Rayderley Zapata did his 1.5-twisting double front.
- The “We Don’t Need Your Stinking Olympics” tour, starring Kristian Berki and Emily Little.
- Leah Griever stunning on floor.
- Rok Klavern’s form and rosted-tips.
- Skills & Career Updates:
- Chiaki Hatakeda of Japan on beam.
- Thais Fidelis of Brazil on floor.
- Mykayla Skinner’s vault is so clean in college!
- Whittenburg working on a triple pike back dismount off Rings.
- The latest interview with Oleg Verniaiev.
Our weekly roundup of the latest news stories from around the gymternet include (30:00):
- Tickets for Worlds are on sale now.
- College Fantasy Gymnastics draft is now open. It closes on December 30th.
- The Simone Biles News: Florida, Competing in Montreal and some favorite parts from her book, “Courage to Soar.”
- 33% of the FIG delegates wanted to maintain their conflicts of interest.
- Laurie Hernandez reportedly made $360,00o on Dancing With The Stars.
- Lisa Skinner (AUS) in serious accident during her Cirque performance.
- USA Gymnastics Sexual Abuse Investigation:
- Dr Larry Nassar was arrested for sexual assault of a girl (not a patient) in his house while she was between the age of 6-12.
- Third civil lawsuit brought against Nassar, bringing the total to three.
- 13 women to sue Michigan State over Nassar’s alleged sex assaults.
- The sexual abuse against cases involving professional male soccer players in the UK, reminds us that this is a worldwide problem not dependent on sex.
- A Way Forward for USA Gymnastics from a compliance and ethics expert.
- Feedback (1:15:20):
- Ukraine episode
- The chocolate milk consipracy
- Drugs and drinking in gymnastics
The NorbertCastic Mini Bar & Mat Combo Contest. Vote for the winner here.
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