gymnasts can report abuse on the next FIG website

Rebecca Whitehurst, who was on Team USA from 1995-1997, is the first victim to file suit against the International Federation of Gymnastics.

I’m no lawyer, but it seems to me FIG is quite far distant from the crimes of the USA National Team doctor.

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is getting ready to launch a new website that includes content about abuse and harassment. Athletes and officials will be able to initiate abuse allegations. …

“Of course there is some damage, but now we know what was happening, thanks to the gymnasts’ testimonies.

By knowing the facts, we can try to make improvements.

We cannot change the past, but we can create the future. The gymnasts’ voices have changed that future,” Watanabe tells Around the Rings.

Inside the Rings

We can expect gymnasts from nations with lax reporting standards to make use of the FIG programs. In future.

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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