Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges, is escorted into the courtroom during his sentencing hearing in  Michigan, US, on Wednesday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The leadership of USA Gymnastics (USAG) remained silent on Friday in the face of pressure from US Olympic Committee officials and others to resign en (...)

Olympic gold medallist  Aly Raisman, one of more than 100 women who have told of being sexually abused by former US gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, confronts him in court on January 19th. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

He gave them gifts, invited them to his house, and brought them ice packs and wiped away the blood when they were injured. He called them nicknames, l(...)

The USA has a poor recent record of bidding with New York and Chicago failing badly in bids for the 2012 and 2016 Games respectively. Photo: Getty Images

The United States has been urged not to give up on a bid for the 2024 Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race due to lack of public support. IOC (...)