New USOC CEO calls for another shakeup at USA Gymnastics

Posted at 10:03 PM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 23:03:22-04

DENVER (AP) – The new CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee is calling for another shakeup in the leadership at USA Gymnastics in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal.

Sarah Hirshland sent out a statement shortly after the gymnastics federation fired Mary Lee Tracy on Friday, only three days after it hired her as elite program coordinator. Hirshland said the federation’s activity was disappointing, and a clear sign ‘the organization is struggling to manage its obligations effectively.”

Hirshland said the USOC will discuss possible changes with the USA Gymnastics board over the weekend.

It likely spells trouble for Kerry Perry, who took over as president of USA Gymnastics in November 2017. Perry has made very few public statements, and has had trouble gathering support in the gymnastics community, since taking over as part of a USOC-directed turnover of the federation’s board and senior management.

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