Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir SD
Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir get in the zone before their short dance program
Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir • Short Dance • Olympics
Maia & Alex Shibutani (USA) perform their signature twizzles (on the beat of the music!) in the short dance at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, earning 77.73 points in the segment for 4th place.
do you know where I can watch full replay of sochi pairs free/SP? I can't find a full replay anywhere 🙁 only certain routines. I've checked a lot of linked sources on tumblr but very few have olympic coverage.
Sorry I checked dailymotion, youtube, gymmultimediaforum, and fsvids, but I can’t find a full replay of the sochi pairs free skate.
For the SP I found this:
I knew some of this, but.. yikes.
The report, which cites thousands of pages of documents and interviews with survivors, USA Swimming officials and others, details “the organization’s inability to check swimming’s culture of sexual abuse, a failure that has resulted in hundreds of new young victims.”
USA Swimming – which is currently a subject of a Congressional investigation into sexual abuse in organized sports, and has been investigated by the House of Representatives in the past – is the national governing body for the sport in the United States. It manages the Olympic team, but also oversees the hundreds of regional and local amateur swimming organizations around the country. It is therefore responsible for fostering a culture and instituting rules that prevent abuse of young swimmers throughout the U.S.
According to the OC Register report, it has failed, and sometimes refused, to do that. It turned a blind eye to allegations of abuse despite multi-pronged evident. It “undermin[ed] reforms long accepted by other sports.”
Its executives, board members and coaches – including the director of Safe Sport, Susan Woessner – were aware of sexual predators within the USA Swimming ranks for years, and in many cases chose not to do anything about them. Woessner, per the report, sometimes made the decision herself not to pursue complaints.
For at least the past seven years, per the report, USA Swimming has maintained a private list of “flagged” coaches and officials who had been arrested or accused of sexual abuse, rape, child pornography or other similar crimes – but who had not been disciplined in any way by USA Swimming. In 2010, per the report, there were 32 on the list; only six of 32 have since been banned.
And not only did USA Swimming officials reportedly show neglect. They also reportedly put $77,627 toward lobbying against California legislation that would have made it easier for victims to sue sexual abusers and the organizations employing or supporting them.
Safe Sport sounds like a joke.
Octavian Bellu celebrating his birthday aka Romanian gymnastics royalty get together
Who is that in between Catalina and Dana Sofronie?
I think that’s Corina Ungureanu