This week, we get all the yucky parts out of the way at the beginning.
- It was a bad week (month) (year) to be USA Gymnastics
- What USAG told the athletes in Rio about Nassar
- P&G and Kellogg’s (then Under Armour and Hershey’s) drop sponsorship of USAG
- USAG’s hideous motion to dismiss in the Denhollander case
- The Maroney birthday tweet
- Athlete reps can still serve on selection committees, counter to the Daniels Report
- But, progress made at the Board of Directors meeting
- Nassar Sentenced to 60 Years
- The letter Aly wrote to read at his sentencing.
- Where are the consequences for Michigan State?
- Dave Brubaker, director of Canadian women’s national team, charged with 10 sexual offenses.
- Todd Gardiner from IGI placed on permanently ineligible members list for violating provisions concerning a sexual relationship with an athlete.
BUT ALSO (42:00)
- Simone participated in the most hilariously un-fact-checked local news piece ever.
- Maria Paseka will miss 2018 with back surgery
- Our thoughts on the Russia Winter Olympics "ban" and Khorkina's bonkers response
- A 12-year-old verbally committed to Georgia
- Max Whitlock is learning air flares on pommel horse, just like Jess prophesied!
- Morgan Hurd, Yul Moldauer (and Brooklyn Moors!) are going to American Cup
BRING ON 2018
- NCAA season is soon upon us! We discuss (01:12:11):
- Florida or Oklahoma as the #1 team
- Suzanne is back. How does one explain Suzanne? We try.
- Former elites we're excited to see (Bailie! Jazzy! Nia! Alyssa!)
- All the exciting new friends who are about to turn senior, like (01:31:00)
- Li Qi, queen of connection bonus and our favorite Chinese gangsta floor routine
- All the US juniors who will take the world by storm, with special attention to Kara Eaker's beautiful beam
- Martina Dominici, the gymnast who will put Argentina on the map
- Plus Chen Yile, ZUBOVA, Simakova, Du Siyu, Sydney Saturnino, Denisa Golgota, Ana Padurariu, and a special Egyptian gymnast who might be Aliya Mustafina in disguise.
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- 284: Morgan Hurd
- 187: McKayla Maroney
- 257: The Daniels Report
- 282: GymCastic Book Club – Fierce, by Aly Raisman
- 281.5: Aly Raisman Comes Forward As Nassar Victim
- 277.5: McKayla Maroney Alleges Abuse from Nassar