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USA Gymnastics Leaves Karolyi Ranch Amid Criticism Regarding Nassar Scandal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 19 / 18

USA Gymanstics will no longer use the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas, as its national team training center, responding to fierce criticism in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual assault trial and scandal ( Ben Fischer, Staff Writer ). In Houston, David Barron notes the team had "held regular tra...

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