Gymnastics

Column: US Olympic movement keeps failing young athletes

Some advice to all the parents out there, particularly those swept up in the soaring passion and tear-jerking emotion of the Olympics.

If your children dream of going for a gold medal someday, you might want to nudge them in a different direction.

At the very least, it's time to have a serious talk about the very real dangers they could face along the way.

Because this much is clear: The folks who run the U.S. Olympic movement have largely failed when it comes to protecting our young athletes from predators and perverts, and there's not much reason to believe this intolerable situation will improve without a total shake-up.

Right in the midst of the Winter...

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