Edward Nyman spent just one day as USA Gymnastics’ inaugural director of sports medicine and science. In a cryptic statement announcing his dismissal yesterday, the federation cited a “conflict of interest.” Nyman is the third top-tier management hire since August to have lasted less than a week, a pattern critics say reflects the organization’s struggle to bounce back after the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.
How long will that scandal hamper USA Gymnastics? Athletes and advocates say the organization hasn’t fully grasped the gravity of the Nassar case — pointing to its pick of a male medical chief as evidence.
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