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Nine gymnasts to compete in first-ever junior world meet

KUALA LUMPUR: Nine young aspiring gymnasts will compete in the first-ever Rhythmic Gymnastics Junior World Championships in Moscow, Russia, from July 17-21.

UCLA's perfect 10 gymnast targets domestic violence, body shaming

(Reuters) - The UCLA gymnast whose flawless floor routine became a viral video with more than 40 million views by Thursday said she wants to work with domestic violence victims and publish poetry she's written about body shaming and other issues she faced.

Top U.S. rhythmic gymnast Zeng handed six-month doping ban

(Reuters) - Laura Zeng, the United States top-ranked rhythmic gymnast and winner of five Pan Am Games gold medals, was handed a six-month ban on Wednesday by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Olympics: Bankruptcy for USOC not an option despite lawsuits

(Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) will not consider bankruptcy protection as it prepares to face lawsuits for failing to protect young gymnasts from the sexual abuse of a team doctor, chairwoman-elect Susanne Lyons said on Friday.

U.S. Senate panel asks FBI to probe U.S. Olympic chief over Nassar scandal

(Reuters) - A former head of the U.S. Olympic Committee made "materially false statements" to a U.S. Senate subcommittee investigating sexual abuse in gymnastics, the panel said on Friday, and it said it would refer the matter to the FBI.

Winning Olympian award is best tonic to help Amy recover from injury

PETALING JAYA: National rhythmic gymnast Amy Kwan Dict Weng is more than determined to make a return from a serious ankle injury after winning the women’s Olym­pian of the Year award on Wed­nesday.

The best: National rhythmic gymnast Amy Kwan Dict Weng posing with the Olympian Of The Year medal and the mock cheque for the RM10,000 prize. — MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI / The Star

Chee Kiat and Co inducted into OCM Hall of Fame

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s former rhythmic gymnast stars Thye Chee Kiat, Carolyn Au-Yong, El Regina Tajuddin and Sarina Sundara Rajah reunited in glorious fashion last night – 20 years after winning gold at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games.

(From left) El Regina Tajuddin, Carolyn Au-Yong, Sarina Sundara Rajah and Thye Chee Kiat and (inset) a picture of the quartet with their gold medals at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games.

Olympics: USOC failed to protect athletes from sex abuse - report

(Reuters) - The United States Olympics Committee failed to protect athletes from the threat of sexual abuse, according to a report released on Monday that showed some top executives took no action as the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal was unfolding.

USA Gymnastics, reeling from abuse claims, files for bankruptcy

(Reuters) - USA Gymnastics, the sport's governing body, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, saying that it is staggering under the weight of lawsuits filed by hundreds of women who were sexually abused by former national team doctor Larry Nassar.

USOC aware of sex abuse since early 1990s - court documents

(Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee was informed of sexual abuse in gymnastics more than two decades ago, long before the sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar became a high-profile scandal, according to federal court filings.