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Aly Raisman Calling For Independent Investigation Into USOC, USA Gymnastics

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 23 / 18

Gold Medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman is "calling for an independent investigation into the USOC and USA Gymnastics," according to Heather Tucker of USA TODAY. Raisman tweeted a lengthy statement last night in "reaction to three members of the USA Gymnastics board of directors resigning and th...

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