GYMNASTICS: USA Gymnastics still alive, “remains the recognized” NGB

USA Gymnastics is in a lot of trouble, but it’s not dead yet. Board chair Karen Golz posted a message to the U.S. gymnastics community on Tuesday noting, “To be clear, USA Gymnastics still remains the recognized national governing body, including by the International Gymnastics Federation, and our commitment to the gymnastics community and this sport is unwavering.”

The message also addressed the de-certification process being undertaken by the United States Olympic Committee. “Last week, your Board of Directors spent two productive days together exploring alternatives that are in the best interests of the survivors, our athletes, the entire membership and USA Gymnastics. We have a number of important questions for the USOC, and we’re seeking answers to make an informed decision on the direction for the organization.”

The USAG Board is also continuing its search for a new chief executive and acknowledged the feedback from its request to members for their priorities for the new hire. The well-known search firm Spencer Stuart has been engaged to perform the search.