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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 6 days ago
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Weekly Update 9/13

  • Results for the Mersin World Cup are available.
  • Russia has named their Worlds team:
    • Angelina Melnikova
    • Maria Minaeva
    • Vladislava Urazova
    • Yana Vorona
  • Viktoria Listunova will miss Worlds due to elbow pain.
  • Japan has also named their Worlds team:
    • Ashikawa Urara
    • Hatakeda Hitomi
    • Hiraiwa Yuna
    • Murakami Mai
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 13 days ago
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Weekly Update 9/6

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • After an investigation into abuse in the Swiss gymnastics federation, the allegations were found to be true. Upon recommendation from the ethics commission, the entire coaching staff was dismissed.

In other news:

  • Results for the Koper World Cup are available.
  • Elena Eremina is ready to resume high level training.
  • Elisabeth Seitz will not be at Worlds this fall. This will be the first World Championships she'll miss since 2010.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 20 days ago
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Weekly Update 8/30

  • Sunisa Lee will be on this season of Dancing with the Stars.
  • Alice Kinsella will miss Worlds this fall due to torn ligaments in her ankle. Which, by the way, she competed with in Tokyo.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 27 days ago
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Weekly Update 8/23

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Nassar is being ordered by a federal judge to pay his victims with the money in his prison account.

In other news:

  • Simone Biles is recovering from the twisties.
  • Speaking of Simone, more people are going on tour with her.
    • Jade Carey
    • Grace McCallum
    • Chellsie Memmel
    • Shilese Jones
    • Melanie de Jesus Dos Santos
  • We did it! The FIG is allowing one-touch warm-ups before event finals.
  • Here's the translation of an interview with Oksana Chusovitina.
  • The FIG posted the qualification system for Paris 2024. Lauren has a breakdown of it here.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 16 August
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Weekly Update 8/16

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Prison officials allowed Nassar to spend thousands on himself, but he hasn't paid a cent of the almost $60,000 he was ordered to give to five victims in his child sex abuse images case.
  • McKayla Maroney took to Instagram to say that everyone should hold the media accountable for the damage they create.

In other news:

  • Maria Holbura has retired.
  • Japan has announced their Worlds team for this fall:
    • Ashikawa Urara
    • Hatakeda Hitomi
    • Hiraiwa Yuna
    • Murakami Mai
  • Angelina Melnikova, Viktoria Listunova, and Vladislava Urazova will attend the Worlds selection camp.
  • Konnor McClain has committed to LSU.
  • Sunisa Lee is not ruling out Paris 2024.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 10 August
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Weekly Update 8/9

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • There's an expose on Chinese coach Wang Qunce on Reddit.

In other news:

  • Amelie Morgan switched her NCAA commitment from Cal to Utah. She'll be heading there this fall.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 3 August
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Weekly Update 8/2

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • McKayla Maroney posted a very interesting Instagram story, telling all about USAG being shitty. She also mentioned more on her Twitter.
  • The Karolyi Ranch has been sold.

In other news:

  • During the Olympics, we got a drawing of lots for Worlds.
  • There's a petition for the FIG to allow one-touch warm ups for event finals.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 27 July
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Weekly Update 7/26

  • Emilie Petz tore her Achilles training as an alternate in Japan.
  • Shawn Johnson and her husband welcomed a baby boy!
  • Brisbane will host the 2032 Summer Olympics.
  • Apparently, Team GB listed their alternates as "personal trainers" to get them into the Olympic village so they could train with the main team.
  • Olivia Greaves has committed to Auburn.
  • The FIG entry list is out and no one has the cursed 415. Hopefully this means we'll never see it again.
  • Larisa Iordache only competed balance beam in qualifications due to ankle pain. Since she made the beam final, she will rest for three days then prepare for it.
  • Similarly, Danusia Francis tore her ACL, which is why she only did bars.
  • Six elements have been submitted to the FIG:


Event
Skill
Value
Gymnast

Si…


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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 20 July
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Weekly Update 7/19

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • A member of the Department of Justice says that the FBI dragged their feet in investigating Nassar in 2015, and accused two FBI officials of lying to cover up their mistakes.

In other news:

  • Giorgia Villa is out of the Olympics. Her spot on the team has been given to Vanessa Ferrari and the individual spot has been given to Lara Mori, who was runner-up to Vanessa on floor in Doha.
  • Martina Dominici is officially out of the Olympics. Abigail Magistrati will take her place.
  • One U.S. gymnast has tested positive for COVID. It's been confirmed that the gymnast in question is Kara Eaker.
  • Oksana Chusovitina will be the flag bearer for Uzbekistan during the opening ceremony.
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BabyCoulee BabyCoulee 14 July
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1896 Port Sudan Olympic Games

Event



4th Place
5th Place
Team





All-Around
Aline Friess
Vasiliki Millousi
Elisa Haemmerle
Marissa King
Anja Brinker
Vault
Aline Friess
Anne Kuhm
Vasiliki Millousi
Jada Berman-Roberts

Uneven Bars





Balance Beam





Floor Exercise
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 13 July
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Weekly Update 7/12

  • Li Shijia is recovering well from her injury. She can walk on her own and is training her upper body. She's been added to China's Olympic reserves.
  • Laurie Hernandez's knee injury is a torn meniscus.
  • Team Netherlands had a bit of a COVID scare. Someone reportedly tested positive so the entire team was in quarantine. They were all tested again and everyone came back negative. The men traveled to Japan on Sunday and the women have to stay in quarantine, get tested two more times, and if they're all negative, they can travel to Japan on Wednesday.
  • Giorgia Villa may have a serious ankle injury. They'll re-evaluate after a couple days and if she's not better by then, Vanessa Ferrari will take her place on the team and the individual spot will go to…
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BabyCoulee BabyCoulee 7 July
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2000 Coulee World Cup



The competition format was similar to that of the Olympics. All participating gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, participated in a qualification round, which also served as the team final. Each team could only have three gymnasts perform on each apparatus, and all three scores counted toward the team total. The results of this competition determined which individuals participated in the remaining competitions, which included






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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 6 July
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Weekly Update 7/5

Wow, SO much happened this week. When this much happens in one week, you know the Olympics are close.

  • Emily Lee's injury from Olympic Trials is a torn Achilles. She had surgery on Thursday.
  • Spain has named their Olympic team:
    • Laura Bechdeju
    • Marina Gonzalez
    • Alba Petisco
    • Roxana Popa Nedelcu
  • NCAA gymnasts will now be allowed to profit off their name, image, and likeness.
  • Anastasiya Alistratava is out of the Olympics for an unknown reason. Her spot has been given to teammate Hanna Traukova.
  • Belgium has named their Olympic team:
    • Maellyse Brassart
    • Nina Derwael
    • Lisa Vaelen
    • Jutta Verkest
  • China has named their Olympic team:
    • Lu Yufei
    • Ou Yushan
    • Tang Xijing
    • Zhang Jin
      • Individuals are Fan Yilin and Guan Chenchen.
  • Li Shijia is injured and out for contention for Tokyo. Her e…
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 29 June
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Weekly Update 6/28

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • A former aide of Steve Penny says that employees were told not to report abuse allegations to the police, but to USAG's lawyers.
  • During U.S. Olympic Trials, the athletes were not allowed to eat out, and could only eat food provided for them by USAG, which didn't work to accommodate everyone's dietary needs. So much for thinking that there wouldn't be any food issues without The Ranch. What is dead may never die.
  • Nailya Mustafina, Aliya's sister, came forward about the abuse she endured under one of her coaches. She did not name the coach.

In other news:

  • Argentina's Martina Dominici has been provisionally suspended for doping and may miss Tokyo as a result. If she does miss Tokyo, she'll be replaced by compatriot Abi…
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 22 June
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Weekly Update 6/21

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Following an investigation into allegations of abusive coaching, Vincent Wevers has been cleared and will be allowed to coach athletes in Tokyo. Conversely, Nico Zijp (who coaches Tisha Volleman) has been suspended for a year.

In other news:

  • Jade Carey confirmed that she will take the individual spot she won from the CIII World Cup series. Her participation at Olympic Trials will be for the experience.
  • Canada has named their Olympic team:
    • Ellie Black
    • Brooklyn Moors
    • Shallon Olsen
    • Ava Stewart
  • The 2024 European Championships will be held from May 1-5 in Naples, Italy.
  • According to the start lists for Olympic Trials, Riley McCusker will compete all four events.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 15 June
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Weekly Update 6/14

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Simone Biles says she would not put her future daughter in gymnastics.

In other news:

  • Olivia Greaves is no longer committed to Florida.
  • Eythora Thorsdottir is still recovering from her injury and missed the first Dutch Olympic trial. She hopes to make the second one, though.
  • It's looking more and more like Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympics.
  • Trinity Thomas is not ruling out Paris 2024.
  • Russia has named their six athletes for Tokyo:
    • Viktoria Listunova, Angelina Melnikova, and Vladislava Urazova are on the team for sure.
    • The fourth team spot is between Lilia Akhaimova and Elena Gerasimova. No decision has been made yet. Whoever doesn't get the team spot will get one of the individual spots.
    • Anastasiya Ilyankova has the o…
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 7 June
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Weekly Update 6/7

  • Konnor McClain has withdrawn herself from contention for Tokyo.
  • Melanie de Jesus Dos Santos withdrew from French Nationals to save her knee for the Olympics. Aline Friess also withdrew. Coline Devillard has plans to improve on all her events so she can try for Paris 2024.
  • France has narrowed down their Olympic training squad to ten gymnasts. Those ten will partake in an Olympic qualifying test event on June 10-11.
  • We have a tentative schedule for this year's Chinese National Games. They will take place in Xi'an, Shaanxi in September, between the Olympics and Worlds in Japan.
  • FINALLY. We have dates for the Doha World Cup: June 23-26.
  • Sigh. Jade Barbosa is injured again. She sprained her left knee. She doesn't need surgery but she's out of Tokyo …
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 1 June
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Weekly Update 5/31

  • Egypt's Zeina Ibrahim and South Africa's Naveen Daries qualified to Tokyo at the African Championships.
  • Konnor McClain's USAG profile now lists WOGA as her gym.
  • Sophia Butler has retired.
  • We have a roster for U.S. Championships!
    • Important note: Riley McCusker is on it, so there's good chance her injury from Classics isn't serious.
    • Another note: Aunt Flo still has streaming rights, not only for the junior sessions, but also all sessions of podium training. Because USAG still sucks and hasn't terminated their contract with them.
  • Brazil announced their team for Pan American Championships. Flavia Saraiva is not on it so they can rest her for Tokyo and Thais Fidelis tore her Achilles.
  • All gymnasts on the Russian National team have been vaccinated.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 25 May
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Weekly Update 5/24

  • Results for the Australian National Championships and U.S. Classic are available.
  • Emily Whitehead earned the nominative spot for the Olympics at the Oceanian Championships.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 18 May
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Weekly Update 5/17

  • The U.S. Olympic Trials have moved. They're still in St. Louis, they just moved from the Enterprise Center to the Dome at America's Center.
  • We have a nominative list of competitors for the Osijek World Cup.
  • The 2022-2024 CoP is out. Here's a video explaining the big changes.
  • There will be an additional British Olympic Trials event in May, and this pushes back the announcement of the British Olympic Team to June.
  • We have a roster for Classics! The first senior session will be streamed on Peacock and the second session will be on NBCSN. The junior sessions will be on Flo because we can't have nice things.
  • Japan has named their Olympic team:
    • Hatakeda Hitomi
    • Hiraiwa Yuna
    • Murakami Mai
    • Sugihara Aiko
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 11 May
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Weekly Update 5/10

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Here's a NY Times article that touches on the Nassar scandal, but does mainly focus on Chellsie Memmel's comeback.
  • Here's an article about the abusive culture of Australian gymnastics. It features Georgia Simpson and Olivia Vivian.

In other news:

  • The IOC has banned "Black Lives Matter" apparel, saying it falls under "demonstration or political, religious, or racial propaganda."
  • Pfizer will provide COVID vaccines to Olympic athletes.
  • Canada has withdrawn from the Pan American Championships.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 4 May
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Weekly Update 5/3

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Belgian gymnast Cindy Vandenhole responded to the official report on the Belgian Gymnastics Federation and how all they and coach Marjorie Heuls had to do was apologize.
  • There was an independent inquiry into Australian Gymnastics that revealed a large amount of abuse in the sport.

In other news:

  • Carolann Heduit's knee is fine and she's ready to resume training.
  • Elsa García will have a chance to qualify for Tokyo at Pan Am Championships in Brazil.
  • Daniela Trica has retired. So has Leah Griesser.
  • Vice has a really interesting article about the making of the movie Stick It.
  • Hungarian gymnast Csenge Bacskay has committed to Nebraska.
  • We have a nominative list for the Varna World Cup. Russia is sending four gymnasts, presumab…
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 27 April
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Weekly Update 4/26

  • Larisa Iordache qualified to Tokyo! After qualifications, she wound up in the hospital with a kidney infection, and had to withdraw from the rest of Euros.
  • Ana Filipa Martins submitted a Hindorff with a half twist on bars and got it named after her!
  • Valentina Rodionenko says that Angelina Melnikova, Viktoria Listunova, and Vladislava Urazova are all but guaranteed to go to the Olympics.
  • Simone Biles has left Nike for Athleta.
  • Tabea Alt has retired.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 20 April
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Weekly Update 4/19

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Nadia Comaneci herself is coming forward about the abusive coaching she endured under the Karolyis.

In other news:

  • Melanie de Jesus Dos Santos has also hopped onto the Nabieva bandwagon.
  • In 🏳️‍🌈 news, Ariella Kaeslin came out!
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 13 April
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Weekly Update 4/12

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • A third coach at Legacy Elite, Rebecca Thone, is under investigation by Safe Sport for abusive behavior.
  • There are allegations of a toxic environment at the University of Washington under Elise Ray.

In other news:

  • North Korea has withdrawn from the Olympics due to pandemic concerns. Kim Su-Jong had qualified as an individual, but with her withdrawal, her spot now goes to Megan Ryan of Ireland.
  • Simone Biles is not ruling out being a specialist in Paris 2024. She also says she wants to debut the Yurchenko double pike before the Olympics to see how it feels in competition.
  • Ciena Alipio has verbally committed to UCLA.
  • Aimee Boorman has been named one of the coaches of the Dutch Olympic team.
  • Germany has named their Euros t…
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 6 April
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Weekly Update 4/5

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Maggie Haney continues to be a human trash fire by suing USAG and claiming she was "unfairly suspended".

In other news:

  • Austria, Croatia, Finland, Great Britain, Portugal, and Sweden have named their Euros teams.
  • Morgan Hurd continues to be an amazing human being by speaking at a rally opposing violence against the AAPI community. Here's part one and here's part two.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 30 March
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Weekly Update 3/29

  • Nominative entries for Euros is out.
  • Belgium, France, Greece, Iceland, Russia, and Switzerland have confirmed their Euros teams.
  • The U.S. Classic has been moved from Hartford to Indianapolis.
  • Simone Biles says if she does the Yurchenko double pike in Tokyo, it'll be in the all-around, because she'll get a one-touch warm-up.
  • Laurie Hernandez talked about how the sport has changed for her in her comeback.
  • Roxana Popa Nedelcu is throwing Nabievas now, no big deal.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 16 March
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Weekly Update 3/15

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • The Guardian has an interim report with 400 submissions of abuse complaints against British Gymnastics.
  • Don Peters, coach of the 1984 Olympic team, is facing a sexual assault lawsuit.

In other news:

  • Results for the Russian Championships are available.
  • Whoop, there it is. The Tokyo World Cup is canceled. It will be replaced by a national test event.
  • The Olympics will happen without overseas spectators in attendance. This is the right call.
  • Additionally, the Olympic Committee will buy extra vaccine doses from China for the athletes that make it to Tokyo.
  • Also, the Japanese government is restricting the size of foreign delegations for the Olympics: eleven people per head of state and five cabinet-level delegations.
  • Rebeca …
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 9 March
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Weekly Update 3/8

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • An official in the USAG bankruptcy case consulted with USAG.

In other news:

  • Simone Biles is headlining her own tour, called the Gold Over America Tour, which will being in September. The other gymnasts joining her on tour are:
    • Laurie Hernandez
    • Peng Peng Lee
    • Katelyn Ohashi
    • Danusia Francis
    • Morgan Hurd
    • More gymnasts will be announced later.
  • Erika Fasana has retired.
  • The FIG has modified the Olympic qualifying procedures so that if Doha is canceled, the current results from the event final World Cups will stand as the final results to qualify four individuals to Tokyo.
  • Nina Derwael's bars routine was shown on the Belgian news. It's pretty incredible.
  • Should the Pan American Championships be canceled, the two individual spots wi…
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 1 March
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Weekly Update 3/1

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • An article was recently published about abuse in Belgian gymnastics. Here's a translation.
  • John Geddert was arrested and charged with human trafficking and sexual assault, and later that day committed suicide. Good riddance.
  • Jennifer Pinches is leading a group of gymnasts in a class-action lawsuit against British Gymnastics.

In other news:

  • Results for the Winter Cup are available.
  • The Canada-USA dual meet, the one that was replacing the International Gymnix, has been canceled.
  • Tang Xijing has a wrist injury.
  • Daria Spiridonova has retired.
  • The Doha World Cup has been postponed. New dates have not been announced yet.
  • Seiko Hashimoto is the new president of Tokyo 2020.
  • Lorrane Oliveira is training a piked double Arabian half…
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 16 February
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Weekly Update 2/15

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Twistars has been sold by Kathryn Geddert.

In other news:

  • Like Euros in Turkey, Euros in Switzerland will take place without spectators.
  • The Tokyo organizers have released an athlete rulebook with pandemic precautions.
    • Athletes must be tested for COVID every four days and will not be allowed to compete if they test positive.
    • Athletes will not be allowed to visit tourist areas, shops, restaurants, or bars. They also will not be allowed to socialize, shake hands with each other, or give hugs.
    • If anyone breaks any of the anti-virus rules, they will be removed from their events.
  • Beth Tweddle has been named an ambassador for 2022 Worlds in Liverpool.
  • The CII World Cup series has been canceled altogether. Because this was par…
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 9 February
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Weekly Update 2/8

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • McKayla Maroney posted her story about what it was like training at AOGC on her Instagram.

In other news:

  • The Stuttgart World Cup is no longer postponed or rescheduled, it's entirely canceled.
  • Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, made some very sexist comments about how women "talk too much". He has since retracted his comments and apologized, but he refuses to resign.
  • The day we all feared has come. Aliya Mustafina has been quietly removed from the National reserve team and added to the junior coaching staff.
  • Ana Perez Campos broke both her ankles in training.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 2 February
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Weekly Update 2/1

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • After an investigation into allegations of abuse against coach Gabriele Frehse, the German Gymnastics Federation wants her out. However, Frehse isn't employed by the DTB so she could still coach at TuS Chemnitz-Altendorf.

In other news:

  • Florida has offered to host the Olympics if Tokyo backs out.
  • After being suspended by the Executive Committee of European Gymnastics for failing to repay over 100,000 Euros to host the 2019 European Championships, Poland's suspension has been lifted. This left them unable to compete at Euros in Turkey in December.
  • The Pan American Championships, originally to be held in the U.S., will now be held in Brazil. The Brazilian Gymnastics Federation has not announced a city yet.
  • In "WHY CAN'…
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 26 January
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Weekly Update 1/25

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Police searched John Geddert's house and gym as part of an investigation tied to the Nassar case. Why they only just got around to doing this now, three years AFTER Nassar was sentenced to basically die in prison, is beyond me.
  • Celine Decoster, who worked as a caretaker in the elite training hall dorms for the Belgian Gymnastics Federation, gave an interview where she shared everything she witnessed in the dorms, and it's pretty awful. Read the translation at your own risk.
  • Nina Derwael's coaches have been accused of abuse. So Nina fired back by saying that the accusers are lying and can't handle the hard work. Not cool.

In other news:

  • The 2021 Russian National Team has been announced. Daria Spiridonova, Elena Eremi…
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 19 January
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Weekly Update 1/18

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

  • Noemi Makra has retired.
  • The Japanese government is insisting the Olympics go on, regardless of the state of the pandemic.
  • Laurie Hernandez will compete at the Winter Cup next month. Morgan Hurd will also be at the Winter Cup.
  • Welp. The Stuttgart World Cup is canceled. Because this was an Olympic qualifying competition, the German Gymnastics Federation is trying to see if they can host it in another German city.
  • Simone Biles' mom wants her to stick with gymnastics after Tokyo and compete in Paris 2024 as an event specialist.
  • Mykayla Skinner is pneumonia-free and has been cleared to resume training.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 12 January
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Weekly Update 1/11

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Eythora Thorsdottir's coach Patrick Kiens has been suspended by the Dutch Gymnastics Federation. Thorsdottir is sticking by him and refusing to go to Tokyo without him as her coach.
  • The directors of Athlete A, Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, say that USAG needs to do more to end the culture of abuse in the sport.

In other news:

  • Mykayla Skinner caught COVID-19 a month ago from her husband. Her husband is fine now, but she was hospitalized for pneumonia. As of January 5th, she is recovering at home.
  • Trinity Thomas has resumed elite training and hopes to compete in the 2021 season.
  • The IOC wants all athletes to get the COVID vaccine before they arrive in Tokyo for the Olympics. However, IOC member Dick Pound isn't sure the Ol…
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 29 December 2020
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Weekly Update 12/28

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Laurie Hernandez talked about rediscovering her love for gymnastics post-Maggie Haney.
  • Despite Judge Aquilina’s comments at Nassar’s sentencing hearing being deemed “inappropriate”, Nassar’s conviction is being upheld and he will not be re-sentenced.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 22 December 2020
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Weekly Update 12/21

  • Diana Varinska tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks before Euros.
  • Russia's ban from the World Anti-Doping Agency has been confirmed. Russian cannot use their name, flag, or anthem at the next two Olympic Games or any World Championships for the next two years. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has also banned Russia from bidding to host any sporting events for the next two years.
  • The Nastia Liukin Cup and Winter Cup will be held, without fans, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana in late February. Women's gymnastics will be featured in the Winter Cup for the first time, and the competition will be a factor in determining the Senior and Junior National Teams. So basically, the Winter Cup will just be a replacement Am…
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 15 December 2020
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Weekly Update 12/14

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Maggie Haney's suspension has been reduced from eight years to five. According to the article, USAG did not give her sufficient notice of some of the allegations, which didn't allow her to defend herself well enough during hearings in February and March. This means that some of the testimony that led to her suspension should not have been allowed, and that's what led to the suspension reduction.

In other news:

  • Sanne Wevers is training a laid out Hindorff.
  • eMjae Frazier has committed to Cal Berkeley.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 8 December 2020
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Weekly Update 12/7

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • USAG decided not to ban or suspend three coaches at Azarian Gymnastics, despite over thirty allegations of abuse against them. The coaches in question - Vanessa Gonzalez, Perry Davies, and Amanda Hensley - will be allowed to coach again after they complete a fifty-hour course on positive coaching. Gonzalez is already back to coaching. Disgusting.
  • Jennifer Sey gave an interview with Glamour about her role in producing Athlete A, and what's next for the sport.

In other news:

  • This is cool. Swedish Gymnastics will let gymnasts choose which gender they want to train and compete as.
  • Check out Trinity Thomas' full-twisting double layout on floor.
  • Rebeca Andrade and Flavia Saraiva have tested positive for COVID-19. At least the…
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 1 December 2020
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Weekly Update 11/30

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Pauline Schaefer and her sister Helene have come forward with their experience in gymnastics, where they both suffered abuse from their coaches. Here's a translation of the interview.
  • Maggie Haney gave a gross interview with The Times about her abusive coaching. There's also a video interview with Maggie that features parents defending her. Watch at your own risk.

In other news:

  • Test events for the Olympics will resume in March.
  • Melanie de Jesus Dos Santos is training a Nabieva + Bhardwaj. No biggie.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 24 November 2020
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Weekly Update 11/23

  • Emma Spence has signed with the University of Nebraska.
  • Claudia Fragapane had minor surgery on her elbow.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 17 November 2020
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Weekly Update 11/16

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Riley McCusker has filed a lawsuit against Maggie Haney and Victoria Levine. The suit says that they forced Riley to train with serious injuries and rhabdomyolysis.

In other news:

  • 2021 Worlds has been moved from Copenhagen, Denmark to Kitakyushu, Japan.
  • National Signing Day happened:
    • Sunisa Lee signed with Auburn University.
    • Kara Eaker and Grace McCallum signed with the University of Utah.
    • Latvian gymnast Elina Vihrova signed with Penn State.
    • Aleah Finnegan signed with LSU.
    • Florida Gators Gymnastics confirmed that Sloane Blakely, Morgan Hurd, Riley McCusker, and Leanne Wong will join the team in 2022.
  • Nominative entries for Euros are out.
  • Leanne Wong has an Amanar.
  • Farah Ann Abdul Hadi has a Barbie made in her likeness.
  • Mar…
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Weekly Update 11/9

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Coach Mary Wright is alleged to have been emotionally, verbally, and physically abusive with her gymnasts, including former Stanford gymnast Hailee Hoffman. Hoffman filed a complaint against Wright with SafeSport right before Wright was announced as an inductee into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Big yikes.
  • Here's an article about abusive coaching in Romanian gymnastics. The article mentions what happened to Stefania Stanila and Andreea Munteanu in 2015.

In other news:

  • Italy has withdrawn from Euros as have France and Greece.
  • Next year's International Gymnix is canceled.
  • The New York Times has an interview with Sunisa Lee.
  • Hate group "One Million Moms" is butthurt that Simone Biles was in an Uber Eats commercial with…
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Weekly Update 11/2

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Former Texas Dreams gymnast Aimee Erb has come forward with her own story.

In other news:

  • Larisa Iordache tested positive for COVID-19. She has mild symptoms and is quarantining for two weeks, but hopes to compete at next month's Romanian Nationals.
  • Lilia Akhaimova was reported to have also tested positive for COVID-19, and that Aleksandra Shchekoldina would replace her at the Tokyo competition. But Lilia shared a picture of a negative COVID test on her Instagram.
  • Russia has withdrawn from Euros.
  • So not only are Swiss Nationals canceled, Switzerland has withdrawn from Euros, too. Euros should really be canceled at this point.
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Weekly Update 10/26

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • British Gymnastics continues to be a mess. South Durham Gymnastics Club has told the press that Amy Tinkler's time at their club was great and that what Amy expressed about her experiences wasn't valid, and even got a former teammate to say she was a liar.

In other news:

  • Spain had also pulled out of Euros.
  • Here's the nominative roster for Japan's "Friendship and Solidarity Competition".
  • Texas Nightmares strikes again. Deanne Soza has retired from gymnastics literally two months into training at the University of Utah.
  • Aline Friess will miss Euros due to knee surgery.
  • Boglarka Devai tore her ACL.
  • Larisa Iordache is training an Amanar.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 20 October 2020
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Weekly Update 10/19

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • British Gymnastics CEO Jane Allen will retire in December amidst the allegations of abuse.

In other news:

  • The NCAA Division I Council has voted to give all winter athletes an extra year of eligibility.
  • Another one bites the dust. The Netherlands have also withdrawn from Euros.
  • Apparently, Russia planned a cyber attack on the Tokyo Olympics before they were postponed.
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Weekly Update 10/12

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Amy Tinkler gave an in depth interview, saying that her Olympic bronze medal was not worth what she went through on the British National Team.

In other news:

  • The International Tournoi Combs-la-Ville has been pushed back to November 7-8.
  • The Elite Gym Massilia has been canceled.
  • Olivia Cîmpian has retired.
  • There's more information in Japan's "four nations" meet. It will be held on November 8th at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, and will split all the athletes into two teams, each with 8 MAG and 8 WAG. It also will serve as a trial event to see if certain restrictions and safety measures will work well enough for the upcoming Olympics.
  • Germany is also not sending gymnasts to Euros.
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Candycoateddoom Candycoateddoom 6 October 2020
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Weekly Update 10/5

  • The Joaquim Blume Memorial has been canceled.
  • Claire Pontlevoy had surgery on her knee on Tuesday.
  • British Gymnastics has withdrawn from Euros due to pandemic concerns.
  • Jordan Chiles is training a piked double Arabian half out.
  • The European Championships have been moved yet again. They will now be held in Mersin, Turkey.
  • Sophie Scheder had surgery on her shoulder and will spend the next eight weeks recovering.
  • Desiree Carofiglio tore her Achilles and will have surgery on Tuesday.
  • Mykayla Skinner is undergoing surgery on her Achilles.
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Weekly Update 9/28

GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ROUND-UP:

  • Amy Tinkler posted an update on her complaint against British Gymnastics. Summary: they lied to her and let her down.

In other news:

  • Results for the Japanese Senior Nationals and Chinese National Championships are available.
    • Congratulations to Murakami Mai for winning the all-around at the Japanese Senior Nationals!
    • Congratulations to Liu Tingting for winning the all-around at the Chinese National Championships!
  • Defector has an article looking back on the all-around at the 2000 Olympics two decades later.
  • The FIG will tell the IOC that because of the pandemic, the European Gymnastics Union can't organize Olympic qualification procedures with this year's European Championships in December. An official decision will be …
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