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USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny resigns amid abuse scandal

USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny resigns amid abuse scandal

The embattled president of USA Gymnastics resigned Thursday amid an ongoing sexual-assault scandal that has rocked his sport.

Steve Penny announced his decision during a conference call with his board of directors, the organization said.

“The Board believes this change in leadership will help USA Gymnastics face its current challenges and implement solutions to move the organization forward in promoting a safe environment for its athletes at all levels,” Chairman Paul Parilla said in a statement.

USA Gymnastics has come under fire in the months since the Indianapolis Star reported on more than 360 instances of gymnastics athletes accusing coaches and officials of...

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