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Dianne Durham, the first Black national champion of US gymnastics, dies at 52

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At just 14 years old, Dianne Durham stood before thousands of spectators on the biggest stage in American gymnastics. She'd just hurt her foot in an earlier, near-perfect balance beam routine -- but she wasn't thin...

British Gymnastics faces legal action over alleged ‘systemic physical and psychological abuse’

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Seventeen former British gymnasts, including three Olympians, have notified British Gymnastics of their intention to take legal action, alleging coaches subjected them to "systemic physical and psychological abuse,"...

Olympic Gold: Men’s gymnastics struggling to survive

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The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at the NCAA level, one that will eventually have a ripple effect up and down ...

Bela Karolyi, former Olympic gymnastics coach, faces abuse accusations in secret police files: report

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Karolyi and his wife, Martha, faced the accusations in a new book "Nadia si Securitatea" by Romanian author Stejarel Olaru, according to The Daily Mail. The author published Romanian secret police files in the book d...

History finally at hand, Biles headlines US gymnastics team

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Same as it ever was. Next stop, Tokyo. And one more shot at history. And gold. Perhaps lots of it. The reigning world and Olympic champion will headline the U.S. women's gymnastics team in Japan next month, clin...

Too much, too soon? USA Gymnastics in midst of culture shift

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Jordan Chiles did what she usually does when there's a lull in the action. She danced. Soon, a couple joined in. Then a few more. Then a few more. Within a minute or two, nearly the entire group was doing "The Cha Ch...

German Olympic female gymnasts wearing unitard to combat ‘sexualization in gymnastics’

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Instead of going with the traditional leotards, the German team members will wear a unitard covering their legs and instead of showing off their arms. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . The German team first ...

Simone Biles reveals why gymnastics team skipped Olympics opening ceremony

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Basketball star Sue Bird and baseball player Eddy Alvarez were the flag bearers during the parade of nations, but Biles and the rest of the team were absent from the event. The decorated Olympian explained why the te...

Japan surges to gymnastics lead; Reigning champ Uchimura out

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Daiki Hashimoto topped Olympic qualifying through two subdivisions on Saturday, putting on a show inside the largely empty Ariake Gymnastics Centre to help Japan sprint to the top of the leaderboard. CLICK HERE FOR M...

Russia edges Japan, China for gold in men’s gymnastics

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And waited. And waited. What in reality was only a few moments seemed like forever to the group representing the Russian Olympic Committee. In a way it was. For a quarter-century, the Russians had ceded the to...

Simone Biles out of Tokyo Olympics gymnastics team final

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Biles appeared to slip and nearly landed on her knees trying to land after a few twists in the air. She finished with a 13.766 score and was seen talking with trainers after the attempt. The Olympics broadcast said B...

Russian Olympic Committee wins gold in women’s team gymnastics as Team USA hit by Simone Biles withdrawal

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The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) won a dramatic women's team gymnastic final to take the gold medal after Team USA was hit by the withdrawal of Simone Biles. After four rotations, the ROC's Vladislava Urazova, Vi...

With Simone Biles out, Russians take Olympic gold over US in gymnastics team final

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The ROC finished with a score of 169.528 and won the gold medal. The U.S. had a 166.096 and finished with a silver medal. Great Britain picked up a bronze with a 164.096, edging out Italy and Japan. CLICK HERE FOR MO...

Simone Biles cheers on teammates in Tokyo Olympics’ individual all-around gymnastics final

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Biles was sitting in between Jordan Chiles and MyKayla Skinner and near Grace McCallum as they cheered on Sunisa Lee and Jade Carey in the event. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . From front left, Unit...

Suni Lee wins Olympic gold in gymnastics individual all-around

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Lee came into the floor routine needing a big score to catapult her to the top. She needed a 13.467 to top Russian Olympic Committee’s (ROC) Angelina Melnikova and picked up a 13.700. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVER...

Sunisa Lee wins all-around gymnastics gold at the Tokyo Olympics

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Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo USA's Sunisa Lee won the women's all-around gymnastics gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday as Simone Biles cheered on from the stands at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre. Lee scor...

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