Don Peters, '84 Olympics Female Gymnasts Coach Under Sexual Abuse Cloud, Resigns from His Gym
Reid's latest scoop, which he reports was confirmed by SCATS and an Orange lawyer representing Peters, is here.
The Surf City gym has an international reputation for churning out some of the gymnastics world's greatest competitors. Now, USA Gymnastics, the sport's national governing body, has scheduled a Nov. 11 hearing in Indianapolis to determine whether Peters, who has been temporarily suspended, should be banned permanently. Yamashiro has said she will testify at the hearing.
Peters has not responded publicly to the allegations, while his lawyer has said Yamashiro never wanted to go public and that this is an invasion of his client's privacy.
Under Peters, who had coached four of the six U.S. women at SCATS, team members won eight medals in the 1984 Summer Olympic gymnastics competition, the largest medal haul of any American women's Olympic team. The U.S. took the silver in the team all-around--the American women's first Olympic medal in gymnastics since 1948--and Mary Lou Retton won the gold in the all-around.