IN THE NEWS
- Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor, was commissioned by USA Gymnastics to conduct an independent review of USAG’s handling of sexual misconduct, and her report is OUT.
Spencer and Jessica chat about:
- National championships galore!
- Canada – Brooklyn Moors steals the show with a Podkopayeva
- Mexico – Nicolle Castro is going to save the world with her bars
- Germany – Pauline Tratz is ready for NCAA, and Michelle Timm teaches an important lesson on how to lie on the beam properly
- Australia – Emily Little’s scary fall — but she’s going to be OK!
- France – Marine Boyer‘s best-ever beam, and Juliette Bossu is the definition of expressiveness and musicality on floor
- Japan – Kohei puts all the HB specialists to shame
- Valeri Liukin responds to our interview with Vanessa Atler
- Aliya had the baby!
- Jon Horton retires
- Aimee Boorman and Kim Zmeskal-Burdette are recognized for achievements in awesomeness
- Another plot twist in As the Stepko Turns
- Larisa Iordache‘s big upgrades
- Laurent and Cecile Landi are leaving WOGA
- Laurie plans to return to training
- Aly’s body-positive tour of America
- Her new book Fierce: How competing for MYSELF changed everything
- Her reaction to that TSA guy
- “Women do not have to dress modestly to be respected”
- That weird NHL awards moment
- On that note, sexist coverage increased during 2016 Olympics
- NCAA roster and coaching developments
- Athlete welfare
- Did USAG illegally settle cases in California?
- Did the USAG chair call a sex-abuse victim’s lawyer a “f*cking d*ickhead”? (Spoiler: yes)
- The FIG commits to a Duty of Care code
- Senators propose legislation to offer legal protection to Safe Sport
- Reactions, corrections, and theories about the 1996 Olympics episodes
- Gender equity at the Olympics
- Vanessa Atler was better in 1999 than she thinks she was
- The real reason for the open-ended code
- How we get US women sent to the University Games
- The power of adult gymnastics!
- The full Deborah Daniels report into USAG’s handling of sexual abuse.
- USAG’s summary of 70 recommendations made in the Daniels report.
- Report Calls for Culture Change at USA Gymnastics
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- 245: Steve Penny is GONE
- 243: Senate Bill 534
- 242: Standards
- 241: The Pittsburgh Incident
- 227: Jane Doe 2 Sues Karolyis
- 221: Jane Doe vs. USAG Doctor
- 187: McKayla Maroney
- 163: ENOUGH
- 56: Preventing Abuse in Gymnastics
- 15: Joan Ryan Author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
- 256: 1996 All-Around Final (Commissioned)
- 255: 1996 Olympic Team Final (Commissioned)
- 254: Vanessa Atler
For me there is a big difference between Chuso/Stepko and the Belarus situation. Chuso lived and worked in the country, paid taxes, spoke the language, etc. which is very different from Belarus where the athletes had never been to the country they were representing. I think Congress members have to live in the state or district they are representing for at least 50% of the year so I would be cool with a rule in gymnastics saying you can compete for whatever country you want but you have to live in that country for 50% of the year or something similar.
Ok, now I\’m thinking about someone like Jessica Lopez who is actually Venezuelan but I think trains primarily in the US. I have no idea if she spends 50% of her time in Venezuela anymore but it wouldn\’t be fair to say she couldn\’t compete for Venezuela since she is actually from the country so maybe something like the athlete has to be born and raised in the country or spends 50% of their time there.
Hey, I just listened to this episode. On the topic of Cuba not having many medals in gymnastics, I believe Annia Hatch won a medal on vault at the 96 worlds before she came to the states. I remember seeing it in a fluff piece during nationals in 02 or 03. I Love your podcast and keep up the good work.