All members of USA Gymnastics Board of Directors resign in wake of Nassar scandal

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All members of USA Gymnastics Board of Directors resign in wake of Nassar scandal

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Dr. Larry Nassar listens as a victim gives her impact statement during the seventh day of his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar has admitted sexually assaulting athletes when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which is the sport's national governing organization and trains Olympians. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Every member of the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors resigned Wednesday a week after former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced 40-175 years in prison in Ingham County, Michigan for child molestation charges.

The United States Olympic Committee gave the board until Wednesday to resign after demanding their resignations last week. Three other executive members of the Board resigned Jan. 21 before Nassar was sentenced.

USA Gymnastics released a statement announcing the organization will assemble an interim Board of Directors in February and will provide more information in the next few days.

“USA Gymnastics embraces not only the changes necessary as called for by the USOC and the Deborah Daniels report, but we also will hold the organization to the highest standards of care and safety in further developing a culture of empowerment for our athletes and members,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement.

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