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USA Gymnastics bans Illinois coach for violating code of ethical conduct

USA Gymnastics bans Illinois coach for violating code of ethical conduct. (WICS)

USA Gymnastics has banned an Illinois coach after an investigation revealed he violated its code of ethical conduct by engaging in a sexual relationship with an athlete.

The organization says Todd Gardiner was placed on its list of permanently ineligible coaches.

Gardiner had worked with the Illinois Gymnastics Institute in suburban Chicago.

The announcement follows the conviction of a former doctor associated with USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar, on child porn and molestation charges.

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