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Scandal-hit USA Gymnastics says Perry resigning as CEO

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Scandal-hit USA Gymnastics says Perry resigning as CEO
Kerry Perry, President and CEO of U.S. Gymnastics, stands onstage for the medal presentation at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder   -   Copyright  BRIAN SNYDER(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – USA Gymnastics said on Tuesday that its chief executive, Kerry Perry, would resign as the sport’s national governing body tries to recover from a scandal in which one of its team doctors sexually abused hundreds of female athletes.

Kerry Perry will step down her roles both as president and CEO, the board said in a statement.

“In the wake of horrific events that have impacted our athletes and the entire gymnastics community, USA Gymnastics has made progress is stabilizing itself,” said Karen Golz, chair of the USA Gymnastics Board, in a statement. She also thanked Perry “for her leadership under very difficult circumstances.”

(Reporting by Peter Szekely in New York; Editing by Scott Malone and Bill Trott)

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