243: Senate Bill 534

Mar 7, 2017 | GymCastic, Podcast

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IN THE NEWS

In the news, Uncle Tim, Spencer and Jessica chat about:

  • The American Cup & Nastia Cup:
    • Our favorite routines of the weekend from Yul Moldauer and Colbi Flory’s beam to Sam Oldham floor
    • The Bart Deurloo Story – crotch vs  pommel horse
    • Elite Code trends e.g., Dos Santos no pause before acro skill on beam, front tumbling and wolf turns-in-a-row-hell
    • Which was better: American Cup, Nastia Cup or any NCAA meet
    • Ignorant things Al Trautwig said
    • The Nastia Interview about Nassar
  • NCAA Update (43:10)
    • Highlights and DII/III teams beating DI teams, Cal’s bar dismounts
    • Spencer explains why George Washington is the hipster gymnastics team
    • Eye Roll of the Week Award
    • Crack or Correct : Ohashi’s 10 on beam and Gnat vs. McMurtry vault, Rachel Schick beam

GYMTERNET NEWS

Our weekly roundup of the latest news stories from around the gymternet include:

  • Aly Raisman’s coach, Mihai Brestyan, is the new Australian national team coach.
  • Romanian, Swedish, Canadian and Russian news
  • Simone Biles broke her rib on the post-Olympic tour but didn’t get a diagnosis for two and a half weeks!
  • USA Gymnastics Sexual Abuse Investigation:
    • LEGISLATION: Senator Diane Feinstein introduced her bill (S534), read the text of the bill here and her press release here.
    • Call your representative (find them here) to thank or tell them to pass this bill! 
    • To support the victims use hashtag #GymJaneDoe
    • THE DOCUMENTS:
      • A judge released 5,600 pages of court records detailing how USAGym handled sexual abuse allegations over 10 years
      • Allow a convicted sex offender to keep his membership? A USA Gymnastics regional chairman supported that 
      • Here’s USAGym’s statement on the decision to release 54 administrative files related to sexual misconduct 
      • “The coach is as much a member as the athlete,” President Steve Penny testified in records re: sex abuse 
      • The unsealed documents include emails from USA Gymnastics to coaches, FBI Interviews, and more
    • Feedback:
      • Why was the FBI so slow to investigate Larry Nassar?
      • Letter from a transgender gymnast
      • Defamation vs. banning abusers

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