USA Gymnastics directors board to resign after sex abuse scandal

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Kobayashi Kenya of Japan competes in the women's Uneven Bars final at the gymnastics competitions at the 6th East Asian Games in Tianjin, China, 13 October 2013.

CHICAGO – The entire USA Gymnastics board of directors will resign in the wake of a sex abuse scandal, as part of the organization&39;s decision Friday to comply with US Olympic Committee requirements to avoid decertification.

 

After former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to as much as 175 years behind bars for sexual abuse of athletes under the guise of treatment, USA Gymnastics promised to meet six requirements outlined by the USOC to remain the sport&39;s national governing body.

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"USA Gymnastics will comply with the USOC requirements," read the complete statement Friday from the organization