Some situations are so horrible that the best way to try to make them right is to clean house and start all over.
That’s why we’re squarely behind the U.S. Olympic Committee’s move to shut down USA Gymnastics as a governing body over the sport because of its bungling of the disgusting sex abuse scandal that has embroiled the sport.
USA Gymnastics seemed more concerned with protecting itself than protecting the thousands of young girls — many of them in Texas — whose safety should have been its priority. The Olympic Committee is taking a big step toward fixing systemic problems that have festered for decades.
A complete overhaul is long overdue.
This is the organization that employed ex-team doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually abused more than 120 women and girls under the guise of medical treatment at the now-shuttered Karolyi Ranch training facility near Houston, and at Michigan State University.
If not for the courage of gymnasts, including world champion Simone Biles and her Olympic teammate Aly Raisman, speaking out about their abuse at the hands of Nassar, he might still be preying on girls instead of serving a 40- to 175-year prison sentence.
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