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WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women.

TOKYO — With a gold medal at stake in the final rotation of the men’s gymnastics team competition, Nikita Nagornyy had the presence of mind to improvise during his floor exercise routine with the aim of gaining every tenth of a point for his team, which is known as the Russian Olympic Committee. His success in cramming so many superb skills into his performance meant he was able to improvise ...

TOKYO — Her heart was in it, but her head was not. And when Simone Biles lost her bearings in mid-air during a relatively simple vault in the first rotation of the women’s team competition, she knew the risks were too great for her to continue attempting to perform the dazzling skills she had always pulled off with an assurance that disguised their danger. “I had no idea where I was in the ...

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