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Olympic medalist suspended by USA Gymnastics

Posted at 4:11 PM, Jul 20, 2018

Olympic medalist/Valley native Alex Naddour has been suspended by USA Gymnastics pending a hearing.

Alex Naddour, a Gilbert native, won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is currently a realtor in the Valley. He has also been suspended pending a hearing, per USA Gymnastics Bylaws 9.3 and 10.5.

Per Bylaw 10.5: "At any point before a Complaint is resolved under the provisions of this Article 10, interim measures may be imposed to ensure the safety and well-being of the gymnastics community or where an allegation is 40 sufficiently serious that an Adverse Party’s continued participation could be detrimental to the sport or its reputation."

Naddour's suspension was announced in June. He took to Twitter after the announcement and said he had been given little information. 

Naddour is among 40 suspended by USA Gymnastics per Bylaw 9.3 and/or 10.5, according to the report.

The accusation against Arizona Sunrays' Dan Witenstein has been dismissed. All sanctions have lifted, including his suspension. 

Witenstein, an Arizona State alum, is the owner of and coach at Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, which has a pair of locations in Phoenix. He was suspended from all contact pending a hearing, per USA Gymnastics Bylaw 9.3, which refers to allegations of sexual misconduct.

USA Gymnastics has not responded to our request for comment on more details on the investigation.