The settlement – one of the largest ever recorded for victims of sex abuse – ends a five-year legal battle that erupted following the sexual abuse scandal that rocked the US Olympic movement.
An independent inquiry was launched after Australian athletes took to social media to comment on the documentary “Athlete A”, which highlights allegations against former US team doctor Larry Nassar.
A group of 17 former gymnasts including three olympians are to launch legal action against British Gymnastics for alleged "systemic physical and psychological abuse" by coaches targeting children as young as six.
John Geddert, with ties to disgraced sport doctor Larry Nassar, was charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking, a step that prosecutors acknowledged was an uncommon use of Michigan law.
Larry Nassar continued to abuse dozens of girls over the 14 months of silence after concerns were first raised to the US Olympic Committee in July 2015.
The embattled governing body continues to grapple with the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.
The United States Olympic Committee just announced that it has taken the first steps to decertify USA Gymnastics as a national governing body.
Nassar, the former doctor of the USA Gymnastics team was sentenced to 175 years behind bars, after being found guilty of sexually abusing dozens of young female athletes.
Scott Blackmun, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer, faced stinging criticism for his handling of the case involving team doctor Larry Nassar.
The 54-year-old Larry Nassar is accused by more than 265 women - including Olympians, gymnasts, and collegiate athletes - of molesting them over more than two-decades.
Dozens of victims of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar are narrating their traumatic ordeals in a Michigan courtroom as the fallout from the sex abuse scandal widens.
Olympics and US Congress also move forward with own investigations after Dr Larry Nassar was convicted of sexually abusing young women on the US gymnastics team for more than 20 years.
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