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Simone Biles says she wouldn’t let her kids do gymnastics

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Simone Biles does not believe USA Gymnastics has taken accountability for their actions.

In an interview with 60 Minutes, Biles detailed just how deep the issues run with the organization, revealing that as of right now, if she had kids, she wouldn’t let her children do gymnastics.

Biles was acutely candid in the interview, saying there would be nights at the Karolyi Ranch when the gymnasts would break into the cafeteria to get food because they were so hungry.

“There would be nights where we’re like, running with our hoodie up, and we would break into the cafeteria to eat,” she said, adding that she now knows that it’s not the right way to train.

But it didn’t stop there. Biles is one of the many gymnasts who publicly disclosed that they were abused by longtime USA Gymnastics physician Dr. Larry Nassar, who has since been sentenced to as many as 175 years in prison. 

“It’s far from over,” she said, when asked if the Nassar situation is behind them. “There’s still a lot of questions that still need to be answered.”

“Who knew what, when? You guys have failed so many athletes. And most of us underage. You guys don’t think that’s a bigger problem?”

When asked if she feels as though USA Gymnastics failed her, Biles responded: “One hundred percent.”

“We bring them medals. We do our part,” she continued. “You can’t do your part in return? It’s just, like, it’s sickening.”

The way that USA Gymnastics is right now, if you had a daughter in a couple of years, would you want her to be part of that system?” Interviewer Sharyn Alfonsi then asked.

“No,” Biles responded. “Because I don’t feel comfortable enough, because they haven’t taken accountability for their actions and what they’ve done. And they haven’t ensured us that it’s never going to happen again.”