Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

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Name: Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco
Date registered: September 14, 2016
URL: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/olympic-games

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  1. Serena Williams speaks out against police killings: ‘I won’t be silent’ — September 28, 2016
  2. Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexually assaulting a former Olympian — September 14, 2016

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Sep 28

Serena Williams speaks out against police killings: ‘I won’t be silent’

In a Facebook post, the tennis champion said she fears her nephew could become the next victim of police brutality against African Americans

Serena Williams has spoken out against police killings of African Americans, writing in a heartfelt Facebook post: “As Dr Martin Luther King said: ‘There comes a time when silence is betrayal.’ I won’t be silent.”

Related: Richard Sherman on anthem protests: ‘People are still missing the point’

Related: From Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter – in pictures

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/sep/27/serena-williams-police-killing-facebook-black-athletes-protest

Sep 14

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexually assaulting a former Olympian

Lawsuit alleges that Dr Larry Nassar ‘sexually groomed and proceeded to repeatedly sexually abuse, harass and molest’ her when gymnast was a minor

The former team doctor for USA Gymnastics has been accused of sexually assaulting two former gymnasts, including a medal-winning Olympian.

The Olympian, who is not being named, alleged in a civil lawsuit filed last week in California that Dr Larry G Nassar “systematically sexually groomed [her] and proceeded to repeatedly sexually abuse, harass and molest” from 1994 to 2000, when she was a minor.

Related: USA Gymnastics accused of failing to report sex abuse cases to police

Related: US Olympic committee will not investigate gymnastics ‘sexual abuse’

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/sep/13/usa-gymnastics-sexual-assault-allegations-team-doctor