When the former doctor for the United States gymnastics team, Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, faced sentencing last week for multiple sex crimes, more than 150 of his victims gave impact statements. Dr. Nassar will spend the rest of his life in prison following the statements of gymnasts who spoke about the molestation they endured at his hands.
Now we’d like to hear from you, the members of the gymnastics community — gymnasts, coaches, gym parents, judges — about the future of the sport and your hopes and expectations in the wake of the Nassar trial.
During the trial and sentencing of Dr. Nassar, The Times, where I moderate reader comments, regularly attracted comments from readers who wished that Dr. Nassar meet some vigilante justice behind bars. Those comments are typically vulgar and rarely publishable.
But in a sphere of the internet that caters to gymnasts, their coaches and parents, known to its devotees as the “gymternet,” the reader comments benefit from a wider breadth of knowledge of the sport.