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    USA Gymnastics to Lose Official Status

    “You deserve better.” So wrote U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland to American gymnasts, announcing that the committee is seeking to decertify the organization as the sport’s official U.S. governing body after its handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. With three leaders in less than two years, USA Gymnastics has suffered a string of legal setbacks — including the arrest last month of ex-CEO Steve Penny for evidence tampering in the Nassar case. It’s unclear how long the decertification process will take, though Hirshland promised to “proceed quickly.”

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