329: Steve Penny Arrested & Doha Worlds Preview

Oct 23, 2018 | GymCastic, Podcast

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THE NEWS

  • Steve Penny got arrested
    • Indicted on felony charges of tampering with evidence
    • Oh. That’s too bad.
    • What are these alleged documents allegedly that he allegedly tried to remove from the ranch allegedly?
    • Some things about this arrest…don’t add up. What’s really going on?
    • Steve Penny has now been banned by USAG. LOLOLOLOLOLOL.
  • The FBI emails
    • We discuss the totally inappropriate-seeming emails exchanged between Steve Penny and an FBI agent
    • Why everything about this is SOOOO Steve Penny
  • Tasha Schwikert comes forward
    • “Steve had always manipulated all of us really…he and USA Gymnastics made me feel like if it wasn’t for them…”
    • The clearest example of the semi-ambiguous “toxic culture at USAG that silences athletes”
    • How this clarifies the infamous USAG 60 Minutes tweet

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • How to watch
    • In the US, select qualification sessions will be streamed on NBC sports. Finals will be on the Olympic Channel and streamed on the Olympic Channel website. Women’s AA and event finals will be tape delayed on NBCSN.
    • Men’s qualification – Thursday and Friday
    • Women’s qualification – Saturday and Sunday
    • Men’s and women’s team finals – Monday and Tuesday
    • Men’s and women’s AA finals – Wednesday and Thursday
    • Event finals – Friday and Saturday
  • The latest from Doha 
    • Everyone drowned in a flood on the first day
    • Inevitably equipment controversy. The floor is…hard. The pommel horse is…wrong?
    • The latest news from Sexism Land (it’s not that bad this time!)
    • The US women watched the men’s podium training (WHAT?)
  • PREVIEW TIME
    • Can anyone break through the US/Russia/China trio?
    • Are the Japanese men in trouble in the team competition?
    • Jessica previews the over-30s rocking the competition
    • What non-Simones might win AA medals?
    • KOHEI IS OUT OF THE ALL-AROUND
    • What are Sam Mikulak’s medal chances really?
    • Which event final fields are good, which are bad, and who you need to look out for

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