INDIANAPOLIS, July 20, 2017 – USA Gymnastics has selected the sites for the three 2018 Junior Olympic championship events for women’s gymnastics: U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio; Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships, Rochester N.Y.; and Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championships, Salt Lake City, Utah. The Junior Olympics is USA Gymnastics’ age-group, developmental program, and these three events feature the country’s top female gymnasts for Levels 9 and 10.
To the members of USA Gymnastics and the gymnastics community:
Since the announcement was made on November 7, I have been eagerly awaiting today, my first day as the president and chief executive officer of USA Gymnastics. I am both honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead such a great organization and look forward to collaborating with our athletes, coaches, parents, gym owners, administrators and partners to build a culture of empowerment throughout USA Gymnastics.
USA Gymnastics is committed to fostering a fun, healthy and safe environment for all members. Beginning in 2012, USA Gymnastics has provided awareness, prevention and reporting information regarding sexual misconduct to professional members, Member Clubs, and athlete members and their families through the Clubs Care and We Care Campaigns. We are pleased to introduce the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport program, which includes information and guidance on six forms of abuse that occur throughout our society and youth sport. USA Gymnastics Safe Sport program, which is replacing the Clubs Care and We Care Campaigns, provides policies, education, a reporting structure, and tools intended to assist our Members Clubs, professional members, athlete parents and athletes as we work together to promote a safe environment.