Olympic gymnast Hernandez enjoys solid return at Winter Cup
Yet rather than greet them with anxiety or fear as she did the last time she stood on the competition floor, Laurie Hernandez embraced them. Yet all of it faded into the background on Saturday at the Winter Cup in Indianapolis. “They handled themselves really really well,” national team coordinator Tom Forster said. And I think if anybody, of course, like Riley, Riley gets it. And so we’ve been able to connect in that way and, you know, in so many different levels.
Performers set for TV special replacing canceled Rose Parade
Sheryl Crow leads a long list of performers and celebrity guests who will appear in a Jan. 1 television special replacing the 132nd Rose Parade, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Performers will also include Mickey Guyton, Tori Kelly, Lady A, Rascal Flatts and husband-and-wife duo The War and Treaty. Celebrity guests will include Rita Moreno, Emeril Lagasse, Gary Sinise, Daddy Yankee, Shanola Hampton, Dascha Polanco, Vin Scully, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee Matt Leinart. The special will also include marching bands, equestrians, floats from previous years and segments on the Rose Bowl football game that usually follows the parade. Cancellation of the 2021 Rose Parade was announced earlier this year.
USA Gymnastics bans former Olympics coach Haney for eight years
(Reuters) - USA Gymnastics has suspended former U.S. Olympic team coach Maggie Haney for eight years for verbally and emotionally abusing gymnasts she oversaw, according to multiple reports on Wednesday. The ban of one of USA Gymnastics more high-profile coaches, which was first reported by The Orange County Register and later confirmed by the Washington Post, takes effect immediately and will be followed by two additional years of suspension. USA Gymnastics did not immediately respond to Reuters when asked for comment and attempts to reach Haney through the club she coaches in New Jersey were unsuccessful. The decision to suspend Haney, a longtime coach of 2016 Rio Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, was reportedly made by a three-member independent hearing panel, followed by a Safe Sport hearing panel. Haney first gained international attention as Hernandezs coach at MG Elite Gymnastics in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey.feeds.reuters.com