USA Gymnastics president: mediation with Nassar survivors
By WILL GRAVES
AP Sports Writer
BOSTON (AP) — USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry says the embattled organization is in the midst of “productive” mediation talks with athletes who were sexually abused by a disgraced former national team doctor.
USA Gymnastics is facing civil lawsuits filed by dozens of athletes who say they were abused by Larry Nassar. Perry said Sunday the legal process is heading toward a resolution. Nassar, who spent more than two decades with USA Gymnastics and abused athletes under the guise of treatment, is now serving an effective life sentence after being convicted of federal child pornography and state sexual abuse charges.
Perry also said USA Gymnastics is in the second phase of talks with potential host cities for a new national training center. The organization left the Karolyi Ranch north of Houston in January. Perry says the new facility will be “a symbolic fixture that represents a lot of our mission and culture.”