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Gymnasts Still Disgruntled With U.S. National Team's Handling Of Sexual Abuse Scandal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 17 / 17

The P&G Championships begin today in Anaheim amid USA Gymnastics being "mired in the biggest child sexual abuse scandal in American sports history," according to Scott Reid of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. Dozens of former U.S. Olympic and national team members complain that USA Gymnastics and its...

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