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USA Gymnastics Issues Policy Changes To Protect Athletes In Response To Sexual Misconduct Scandal Surrounding Former Team Doctor

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USA Gymnastics is sticking with new policies to keep athletes safe.

The organization is taking action in response to the sexual misconduct scandal surrounding former team doctor Larry Nassar, who has been accused of molesting young patients since 2007.

Over 80 women who have come forward with claims against Nasser, who was charged with possessing child pornography last December.

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This charge came on the heels of an explosive report citing 358 cases of children alleging sexual misconduct against gymnastic coaches, doctors, and gym staffers across the country.

And this week, USA Gymnastics has vowed to make operations safer for all athletes in an open letter shared on their website.

The statement, which was signed by 21 members of its board of directors, apologizes to any gymnast who suffered "abuse or mistreatment." It read:

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