Four gymnasts of the U.S Gymnastics team including Simone Biles, have called for the dissolution of the U.S. Directors for the Olympics. This appeal has come at the behest of the gymnasts after the weak tribunal that was held for Larry Nasser, the defamed doctor for the Gymnastics team. This was reported by the Wall Street Journal, where the board of directors screwed up the sex abuse scandal of Nassar.
Simone Biles Has Called For Dissolution Of Olympic Committee
Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Maggie Nichols have mentioned in a letter to Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Jerry Moran that the USOPC had already been aware of the abuse reports of Nassar back in 2015- the same time USA Gymnastics- but took no investigative action- as reported by WSJ. The gymnasts mentioned that several officials who were active in 2015 and 2016- officials who took no notice of the abuse prevailing the gymnastics team are still in positions of power and influence.
Scott Blackmun, the then chief executive of the US Olympic Committee, finally resigned in 2018 in the wake of the scandal- but there are members who previously agreed to a generous severance package who would remain on the board- as stated by the letter to the gymnasts.
Moran and Blumenthal had previously co-authored the legislation in response to the scandal that was designed to protect athletes from abuse in the U.S Olympic and Paralympic sports. All four of the gymnasts, including Simone Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medalist- accused the U.S Olympic officials- along with the FBI and USA Gymnastics- of not being able to stop the sexual abuse.
Simone Biles and the other gymnasts wrote in their letter that after years of patience, unrequited commitment, deliberation, they want to make amateur sports safe for future generations.