'Sister Survivors' of US gymnastics sexual abuse honoured in ESPY

Victims praised at sport-awards event for the courage to speak out against the team doctor now serving life in prison for sexual abuse.

    Olympic champion gymnast Aly Raisman stole the show at this year's ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, but it was not for her achievements in the sport.

    She and other victims delivered a scathing attack on those who protected Larry Nasser, a US gymnastics team doctor who is serving a sentence of up to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing them.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Stemmet reports now on how Raisman and her fellow "Sister Survivors" were honoured for their courage.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.