USA Gymnastics COO Latest Executive To Resign From NGB
Longtime USA Gymnastics COO RON GALIMORE has resigned, the USAG BOD announced Friday. Galimore was former CEO STEVE PENNY's right-hand man, and the highest-ranking employee to remain at the NGB after former team doctor LARRY NASSAR was convicted of sexually abusing athletes under the guise of medical treatment. The Indianapolis Star in May published a report implicating Galimore in covering up the initial investigation into Nassar's crimes in '15, finding emails saying Galimore helped hide the real reason for Nassar's absence from major events once accusations surfaced. Galimore survived longer than Penny, two replacement CEOs and the entire BOD, which was replaced under pressure from the USOC earlier this year. USAG had never publicly addressed his employment until today (Ben Fischer, THE DAILY).
LATEST LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS: In California, Steve Reid reports attorneys for the USOC, Penny and a law firm hired by the USOC to conduct an investigation of the Nassar scandal "have asked a U.S. District Court judge to deny a subpoena on behalf" of Gold Medal-winning gymnast ALY RAISMAN "seeking documents related to the investigation." Raisman filed a subpoena on Sept. 26 requesting that law firm Ropes & Gray turn over "all documents the firm has received" from USAG and the USOC related to Nassar, "all correspondence between the firm and the USOC and USA Gymnastics, all reports related to the investigation and all witness statements" (OCREGISTER.com, 11/15).