The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has announced plans to decertify USA Gymnastics, stripping the organization of its privileged role as the sport's national governing body (NGB).
In a statement, USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland explained the organization's decision.
"You might be asking why now? The short answer is that we believe the challenges facing the organization are simply more than it is capable of overcoming in its current form," she said.
The move comes amid a sexual abuse scandal involving USA Gymnastics' team doctor, Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting young athletes in January.
Also implicated in the scandal is former president of USA Gymnastics, Steve Penny. Penny was accused of tampering with evidence during the Nassar investigation.
This segment aired on November 20, 2018.
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