“I was having such a great day…and then I got a notification from Trump :(” – Kennedy Baker isn’t afraid to get political.
Carey will go her own way. The U.S. women’s worlds team selection camp will happen from October 10-12, with the team named on the 12th. Trinity Thomas and Jade Carey both declined invitations to the camp, and Brian Carey confirmed that Jade did so because she will attempt to qualify for 2020 via the apparatus world cups, precluding her from helping Team USA qualify to Tokyo.
The YOGs started. Here’s your Youth Olympic Games preview. There is no stream for the qualifications, organized by grandma on Christmas morning who insists you go one at a damn time, but you can follow the results. Also, Nina Derwael won the Varsenare Friendly (Go Nina).
Another senate hearing was held. The fourth senate hearing on abuse in Olympic sports happened while none of us was looking on Wednesday. Senator Richard Blumenthal suggested that the U.S. Olympic Committee could possibly lose its tax-exempt status.
MSU’s legal fees are…high. Michigan State University’s legal fees related to the Larry Nassar scandal have exceeded $17 million. The uni is paying for some of former dean William Strampel’s and all of former gymnastics head coach Kathie Klages’ legal fees.
One more thing. FIG President Morinari Watanabe said on Friday that coaches need to “act like parents” in order to prevent another abuse scandal. Yes because I think it was the great Coach Ditka who once said, “Make your own goddamn dinner” and then went out for cigarettes, never to be seen again.
- ESPNW Summit: Sister Survivors Jordyn Wieber and Sarah Klein
- Nassar victims on Kavanaugh confirmation: It ‘would invalidate my identity as a survivor’ (ThinkProgress)
- Kathy Johnson-Clarke: In Search of Solutions for the Next Era of USA Gymnastics (Inside Gymnastics)
Injuries. King Kohei has injured his ankle, but he’ll still try for the all-around at worlds. Italy’s Francesca Linari is out of worlds, Amy Tinkler had multiple ankle surgeries, and Carolann Heduit of France is out of the YOGs with an injury.
Are you ready? Margzetta Frazier wants you to know that she sure as hell is.
Speaking of bizarre. Aly Raisman is featured in an Iranian pro-hijab ad that you should seriously not even bother watching.
Still sick, btw. I’m at the point where I’m just going to assume that this is who I am from now on. Oh look. Here comes Jess, our coughing friend.
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