US gymnastics Association files for bankruptcy


The US gymnastics Association, provides as a result of the abuse scandal, the former Association of team doctor Larry Nassar for bankruptcy. Thus, the claims of the victims to be brought faster.

The U.S. gymnastics Federation USA Gymnastics, said that a bankruptcy filing is the best Option to meet the claims of the abuse victims who had civil legal action against the Association, as soon as possible. This USA Gymnastics announced on Wednesday (local time).

“We owe it to the Victims to bring their claims because of the terrible deeds of the past in full and final to the final,” said USA Gymnastics Board member Kathryn Carson . “Our Sport is thanks to the courage of these women to be safer and stronger. The bankruptcy petition and the accelerated settlement of these claims are the first important steps to have the trust of the community back.”

But recognition as the umbrella organization

Just last month, the National Olympic Committee of the United States (USOC) had taken the steps necessary to give the U.S. gymnastics Federation to withdraw its Status as a national umbrella organization. A final decision is still pending.

Due to numerous Attacks on team doctor Larry Nassar had been in a total of three processes due to the abuse part of minors victims sentenced to up to 175 years in prison. He had known in the process guilty of several girls sexually abused. A total View of hundreds of turn-were your parents against it received, including from the Olympic Champions, Alexandra Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Simone Biles.

jst/asz (dpa)