Once considered a beacon of “dreams, desire and dedication” for a generation of young women, now symbolic of years of abuse and betrayal, the Karolyi Ranch north of Houston will no longer serve as a national training center. for the USA Gymnastics Women’s Team.
The federation announced Thursday that it has terminated its lease to use the gymnasium and housing complex, owned by famous coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi in the Sam Houston National Forest, as the site of monthly training camps for the elite gymnasts of the countries which have won the last two Olympic team gold medals and the last four Olympic all-around championships.
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