Sports of The Times: The Center of U.S. Gymnastics’ Success Is Now a Haunted House

But for all the medals that flowed from the Karolyi ranch, it can no longer be the site of the national training center. The place is haunted now.


Simone Biles said on Monday that it “broke her heart” that she would have to train for the 2020 Olympics at the national team training facility where her abuse had occurred.

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Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, the former national team doctor, has been accused of molesting gymnasts there, as well as in his home and other workplaces. He has pleaded guilty to sexual assault and is to be sentenced this week in Michigan, where about 100 women are expected to speak or submit written statements about what Dr. Nassar did to them. He is already serving a 60-year prison term on federal child pornography charges.

Simone Biles, one of the most decorated gymnasts in history and a star of the 2016 Rio Olympics, on Monday became the latest athlete to add her name to the long list of Nassar’s accusers. Ms. Biles made a point of saying that she dreads training at the ranch.

“It breaks my heart even more to…

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