The U.S. Olympic committee wants a high-level gymnastics official to step down.

FOX's Tonya J. Powers has details:

Leadership from the United States Olympic Committee is recommending that U.S. gymnastics president Steve Penny resign amid fallout from the federation's handling of a string of sex abuse cases. That's according to an anonymous source who spoke to the Associated Press. Penny's future was discussed at the quarterly meeting of the U.S.O.C. board.

Penny is a co-defendant in a civil suit filed by 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzcher, who has accused former volunteer team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.

U.S. gymnastics has denied any wrongdoing.

Penny has had the support of the USA Gymnastics board, and while the U.S.O.C. doesn't have official capacity to oust him, it could take measures like cut funding if the board doesn't go along with its recommendations.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News.

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