The USA Gymnastics team is the reigning world Olympic champion team. Their legacy has stood the test of time, and the people who have helped many of these girls reach their Olympic dreams have always been praised and held to a high regard.
But once news broke in July 2017 that a former team doctor was charged with 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, the whole gymnastics board was in hot water.
Larry Nassar, the well-known sports physician, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison after more than 150 women and girls came forward that Nassar sexually abused them over the past two decades.
The 54-year-old disgraced doctor pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct for using his position as a doctor to assault and molest female gymnasts.
"There are no words that can describe the depth and breadth of how sorry I am for what has occurred," Nassar said in court. "An acceptable apology to all of you is impossible to write and convey. I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days."
Amid Nassar's fallout, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) gave the USA Gymnastics an ultimatum, and if their reforms are not met, there could be some serious repercussions that will affect the entire team...