Olympic Blames

“As tragedies are politicized, blame is inevitable. As president, it is only natural that I am the focus of this anger.” Following the sentencing of Larry Nassar, Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon submitted her resignation. (Resignations like this sometimes confuse me. If you did nothing wrong, then keep your job. If you did something wrong, then writing it all off as you being a victim of politicization isn’t nearly enough.)

+ How Aly Raisman’s leadership reformed women’s gymnastics—and heralded Larry Nassar’s downfall.

+ We’ll be spending years figuring out how this serial abuse was allowed to infect gymnastics for so long. But it’s worth pausing for a moment to reflect on the fact that we found out much of what we know so far because of the investigative reporters at IndyStar.

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