Doctor abused me all over the world: Former gymnast

Former members of the US gymnastics team detail the sexual abuse they say they suffered at the hands of former team doctor Larry Nassar during a hearing on Capitol Hill.

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Former gymnasts gave emotional testimonies on Capitol Hill detailing the sexual abuse they say they suffered while they were members of the US Gymnastics team.

The Senate hearing was held on Tuesday to discuss how to better protect young athletes.

One former gymnast says she was repeatedly abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, who is currently in custody facing child pornography and sexual abuse charges.

"Nassar abused me at the USA National Training Centre in Texas, he abused me in California at meets and all over the world. Worst, he abused me in my hotel room in Sydney at the Olympic Games," testified Jamie Dantzscher, a 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist.