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291: Not a Good Look

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GYMTERNET NEWS

First, Jessica has two op-eds out, one in HuffPo and one in the LA Times—which you MUST read otherwise we can’t be friends anymore. Also, we explain why you might see that Nassar interview showing up in your feeds this week.

BUT THEN:

  • Clarifications about the February verification at LSU regarding chaperones, compensation, and reimbursement
  • WOGA is in trouuuuuuuuble for its handling of sexual abuse complaints
  • Aly says Geddert might have known in 2011. He’s also facing a criminal investigation. Oh, look how that worked out. 
  • The House of Representatives is initiating an investigation into all the major players. Spencer and Jessica have dreams about what comes next. 
  • GUH. FRAN. COME ON. 
  • MSU might actually fire someone. Whaaaaaaa?
  • The FIG president issues a plan to address sexual abuse. What Jessica thinks his fashion choices tell us about his intentions.
  • The Oleg Verniaiev interview that must be read to be believed.

MEET NEWS

  • Is UCLA for real? Is Florida…going to be for real?
  • Ivy Lu is the best bars worker you’ve never seen
  • Kennedy Baker got a 10! We compare her “piked” Dos Santos to the OG “layout” Dos Santos.
  • Crack or Correct: Should Myia Hambrick be getting 10s? The most hilarious overscore of the week. Plus, Alex McMurtry’s DTY scores.
  • Brenna Dowell did beam exhibition, and it was AMAZING.
  • Could Romania have a bars solution?
  • Aliya did bars and beam exhibition in France, and we’re making 1700 plans for her life.
  • English Championships!
    • Ellie Downie is back!
    • Amy Tinkler and Claudia Fragapane are basically bars specialists now
    • Georgia-Mae Fenton is bringing throwback Valdez realness on beam

FEEDBACK

  • Triceratops hair
  • The overtraining epidemic among the littles
  • A new listener (you might recognize) is almost, kind of obsessed with us
  • Stacey Ervin tries out for WWE. Jessica dies. 
  • JESSICA LIES
  • The virtues of the national camps
  • Hypocrisy from college coaches?!?!?! Never!
  • Mother Earth tries to sabotage Khorkina
  • A special Jessica RAGE-O-METER about broadcasting gymnastics 

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Kanspi
Kanspi
4 years ago

Thanks for using this bully pulpit to hold Watanabe accountable for real transparency in effecting change. We all have a duty to ensure our athletes are safe and supported going forward. Zero tolerance for abuse!

Gerhard
Gerhard
4 years ago

#olego

Shayla
Shayla
4 years ago

I have to disagree with you all in regards to Myia Hambrick\’s floor routine. If you take a look at all the other floor routines that have gotten a 10 this year (and last year), you will see that her form is better than most. Yes, she has a slight pike in her second layout. However, her leaps and landings look a whole lot better than most. The reason she doesn\’t get a 10 is because she is not a well known name. If she was at Oklahoma, Florida, UCLA, or Utah, she\’d probably have at least two 10s already for her floor routine. The before mentioned teams always seem to be over scored compared to LSU. I blame it on the judges. The gymnasts do a wonderful job but the judges have to be better.

Su
Su
4 years ago

Stacey Ervin did gymnastics at the University of Michigan.

anon
anon
4 years ago

Russia’s currency is the ruble ($1 = 56.41 rubles right now). Google tells me that Ukraine’s currency is the hryvnia (?!?!), and $1 = 26.83 hryvnia.

Neither Russia nor Ukraine is a member of the EU. The fall of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who was pro-Russia, in 2014 is believed to be the reason that Russia annexed Crimea the week after the Sochi Olympics ended. Vladimir Putin does not approve of pro-Western governments in Kiev.

The ignorance on display every time you mention Ukrainian and Russian history (outside gymnastics) and relations is staggering.

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