The United States Gymnastics Federation has declared bankruptcy. This is reported on the website of the organization.
The federation has had to face serious financial difficulties due to the sexual scandal surrounding the former national team doctor Larry Nassar. It is noted that insurance will cover complaints filed against the organization. It is noted that the recognition of bankruptcy does not prevent the federation from continuing to support athletes and continue their work.
Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison in January. He was convicted of sexual harassment in US gymnasts. More than 140 athletes, including Olympic champions Simona Bayles, Alexandra Reisman, Gabriella Douglas and Mackayle Maroni, have brought charges against him. Most of the victims were minors.
In July it was reported that a group of prisoners had been beaten in the Nassara prison. This happened immediately after being transferred from a solitary cell to a common cell.