It’s not the first time the sport of gymnastics has been in a state of flux.
In 2010, the sport experienced its biggest crisis of all, as its governing body was stripped of its governing bodies role and was dissolved in a messy, and controversial, move.
Then in 2015, the World Anti-Doping Agency accused the International Gymnastics Federation (IGF) of violating the anti-doping rules and was fined $100,000 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The 2016 IOC-AUS Grand Final in Melbourne saw a huge backlash when it was revealed that a US gymnast had tested positive for EPO in 2016.
The following year, a US coach and a British gymnast were found guilty of doping after their athletes failed a test for an banned substance.
And then in 2017, it was reported that former US gymnastics coach Jillian Michaels had tested negative for EPN, a substance that can cause a positive drug test.
These controversies were not isolated, and the US is still grappling with doping scandals, too.
In 2018, US Olympic champion Simone Biles tested positive after competing in the US Open and the world championships in Rio de Janeiro.
The result was a ban from the Games and she was stripped from the US national team.
A year later, the US Olympic Committee announced that it was pulling the plug on its 2020 women’s team, which included former US Olympic silver medalist McKayla Maroney, as well as Olympic bronze medalist Gabby Douglas.