Corruption in sports

Jorrit Bergsma of The Netherlands catches his breath after setting a new Olympic record during the men's 10,000 meters speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
February 15, 2018 - 6:36 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Speedskater Jorrit Bergsma of the Netherlands has broken his own Olympic record in the 10,000 meters at the Pyeongchang Games. He was timed in 12 minutes, 41.99 seconds on Thursday, bettering his old...
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February 13, 2018 - 4:50 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — USA Gymnastics told Congress it has not used non-disclosure agreements in investigations except in the case of Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney, one of more than 200 women and girls who have said now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused them under the...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015 file photo, U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst speaks during a news conference in Redwood City, Calif. Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee said they have no plans to part ways with CEO Scott Blackmun and will wait for results from an independent investigation into the federation's handling of sex-abuse complaints from gymnasts before making any major moves. Probst used the USOC's traditional pre-Olympics news conference Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to apologize to the hundreds of gymnasts abused by Larry Nassar, who served as a doctor for the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 09, 2018 - 3:17 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Olympic Committee leaders defended CEO Scott Blackmun's response to sex-abuse complaints from gymnasts, and said no decision on Blackmun's future would be made until an independent investigation spells out how he, and the USOC as a whole, handled the matter...
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FILE - This Feb. 8, 2002, file photo shows U.S. champion Michelle Kwan practicing for the women's short program for the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City at the Salt lake Ice Center. Salt Lake City has become the first U.S city to announce it will pursue a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics following an announcement from an exploratory committee that studied the issue. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
February 07, 2018 - 3:52 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City on Wednesday became the first U.S. city to announce its intentions to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics as this year's games get ready to kick off in South Korea. The city's Olympic exploratory committee concluded that Utah could host the Winter Games again...
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Larry Nassar, right, listens near defense attorney Matthew Newberg as Judge Janice Cunningham (pictured on the monitor) sentences Nassar at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The former Michigan State University sports-medicine and USA Gymnastics doctor received 40 to 125 years for three first degree criminal sexual abuse charges related to assaults that occurred at Twistars, a gymnastics facility in Dimondale. Nassar has also been sentenced to 60 years in prison for three child pornography charges in federal court and between 40 to 175 years in Ingham County for seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 9:26 pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The worst sex-abuse case in sports history ended Monday with a third long prison sentence for Larry Nassar, and his victims vowed to keep fighting for accountability in the scandal that upended the gymnastics world and raised alarms about the sport's ask-no-questions culture...
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Defense attorney Matthew Newberg, left, signs court documents after Judge Janice Cunningham sentenced Larry Nassar, right, at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The former Michigan State University sports-medicine and USA Gymnastics doctor received 40 to 125 years for three first degree criminal sexual abuse charges related to assaults that occurred at Twistars, a gymnastics facility in Dimondale. Nassar has also been sentenced to 60 years in prison for three child pornography charges in federal court and between 40 to 175 years in Ingham County for seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 2:42 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Larry Nassar's final sentence for serial sexual assault now turns the scandal's spotlight toward major institutions, including Michigan State University, where many of his abuses occurred. The former sports doctor was sentenced Monday to 40 to 125 years in prison, his third...
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Larry Nassar sits with attorney Matt Newburg during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: "I just signed your death warrant." The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which scores of Nassar's victims were able to confront him face to face in the Michigan courtroom. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 26, 2018 - 9:01 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sports doctor Larry Nassar is on his way to prison for the rest of his life for molesting scores of young female athletes, but the scandal is far from over at Michigan State University as victims, lawmakers and a judge demand to know why he wasn't stopped years ago. Some are...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2012, file photo, then-San Diego State assistant coach Tony Bland talks during an NCAA college basketball practice in Columbus, Ohio. Southern California has fired associate head coach Bland in the wake of his arrest in the college basketball bribery and corruption case. A school spokesman confirmed Bland's firing on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, but offered no other details. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
January 26, 2018 - 9:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has fired associate head coach Tony Bland in the wake of his arrest in the college basketball bribery and corruption case. A school spokesman confirmed Bland's firing on Thursday, but offered no other details. He had been on administrative leave since his...
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Former Olympian Aly Raisman confronts Larry Nassar in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom during the fourth day of a sentencing hearing for the former sports doctor, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 5:45 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Saying the Olympic family had utterly failed to protect its own, the chief executive officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee announced an independent investigation Wednesday intended to determine how the sexual abuse attributed to former USA Gymnastics sports doctor...
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Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, Matthieu Reeb talks to media, during the CAS hearing in the matter of 39 Russian athletes against the IOC, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 10:55 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration of Sport opened a full week of appeal hearings on Monday for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for taking part in a state-backed doping program. Some athletes hope to overturn their Olympic life bans and clear their names to compete...
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