Steve Penny Resigns US Gymnastics Role

March 17, 2017

The President and Chief Executive of US Gymnastics has resigned from his post.

Steve Penny has left his role, after criticism of the Federation’s handling of sexual allegations against a former team doctor. The organisation have been accused to failing to adequately deal with claims of misconduct.

“It has been heartbreaking to learn of instances of abuse,” said Penny.

“It sickens me that young athletes would be exploited in such a manner.

“My decision to step aside as CEO is solely to support the best interests of USA Gymnastics at this time.”

Penny joined USA Gymnastics in 1999, before becoming President in 2005.