AT THE HEART OF GOLD: INSIDE THE USA GYMNASTICS SCANDAL ON HBO

“For more than two decades Dr. Larry Nassar was the osteopathic physician for the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team, as well as a physician at Michigan State University (MSU). During that time, he sexually abused dozens of female athletes – and was shielded from exposure by the institutions that employed him.

Based on years of research by producers David Ulich and Dr. Steven Ungerleider (“Munich ‘72 and Beyond”) and directed by Erin Lee Carr (HBO’s “Mommy Dead and Dearest” and “Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop”), the powerful documentary AT THE HEART OF GOLD: INSIDE THE USA GYMNASTICS SCANDAL debuts FRIDAY, MAY 3 (8:00-9:35 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.”

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The U.S. Ju-Jitsu Federation is Growing...

The United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF) has recently launched a New Website for USA JIU-JITSU ®, USJJF's National System & Program of BJJ: Grappling.

USJJF National Programs include:

  1. UNITED STATES JU-JITSU  - The National Ju-Jitsu System for Self Improvement & Development

  2. USA JU-JITSU - The National Sport Ju-Jitsu Program for "Sport" - focused members

  3. USA JUJUTSU - The National Traditional Jujutsu Program for "Traditional"- focused members

  4. USA JIU-JITSU - The National BJJ - Grappling System & Program for "Ne-Waza" - focused members

  5. UNITED STATES PARA JIU-JITSU - The National Para Jiu-Jitsu Program for "Challenge" - focused members

  6. UNITED STATES TAIHO JUTSU - The National Police Self-Defense Program for "Law Enforcement" - focused members


The USJJF is the Member Sport body representing the sport of Ju-Jitsu on the USA Sports Council.
Since its Founding by George E. Anderson in 1971 - USJJF has been committed to excellence and has worked to unify American Ju-Jitsuka. USJJF's focus has also been to expand Ju-Jitsu related services and opportunities for its members.

Click HERE for updates and photos from the 2019 USJJF HALL OF FAME

USJJF's National Program Web Pagehttps://www.usjjf.org/national-programs.html

New Website for USA Jiu-Jitsu: www.usajjhq.org

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Recommendations for an "Athletes First" USOC

BREAKING:

Edward G. Williams and Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Co-Chairs of the Committee to Restore Integrity to the USOC have released their recommendations on how current USOC Chief Sarah Hirshland can create an “Athletes First” Olympic Committee.

“The Committee to Restore Integrity to the USOC appreciates that the CEO of the USOC,
Sarah Hirshland, reached out and met with representatives of Team Integrity when she was in
New York City on January 16, 2019. The Ropes & Gray and House Subcommittee Reports laid
bare the USOC’s broken culture, one that put “money and medals” ahead of athlete safety and
welfare, many of them children. The USOC has responded that it will reorient itself to put
“Athletes First.”

Our aim with these suggestions is to assure that “Athletes First” is not just a public relations
slogan, but that the necessary culture-shift is manifested by embedding it into the structure and
governance of the organization. The departures of Scott Blackmun and Alan Ashley did not
magically change the culture of the USOC. Other incremental changes are not appropriate with
the momentous changes called for in the two Reports. What is needed now are concrete and
demonstrable changes to the structure and governance of the USOC to send a clear message that
the U.S. Olympic movement is no longer operating “business as usual.””

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