17. November 2018  
Indianapolis, USA  
Artistic Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics' longtime chief operating officer Ron Galimore has resigned,

USA Gymnastics published yesterday, that it's longtime chief operating officer has resigned, the organization, becoming the latest in a string of top officials to leave the sport's national governing body after a sex abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. The board of directors accepted COO Ron Galimore's resignation, the organization said in a statement, without elaborating.
Galimore, a member of the 1980 Olympic team, said in a statement provided to USA TODAY Sports late Friday: "I resigned from my position with both a degree of sadness but also the hope that my departure may aid USA Gymnastics in pursuing its vision for a new beginning as it undergoes restructuring with a renewed sense of focus on creating a safe place for children to learn gymnastics."
Galimore was the highest-ranking official still working for USA Gymnastics after widespread sexual abuse allegations against Nassar became public in 2016. He had been its COO since 2011.