… My second recommendation is the implementation of USA Gymnastics-assigned chaperones.
Each gymnast should have a chaperone present with them at the national training camps and competitions.
While each gymnast was required to travel with their personal coach to the national training camps, a neutral chaperone, responsible solely for the safety and wellbeing of each gymnast, would help create a safe space for gymnasts to voice concerns outside of their athletic training.
This chaperone should also be required to accompany each gymnast on any medical treatments or sessions, whether formal or informal. A gymnast should never be alone with another adult who is not her parent without her chaperone …
read more – Karolyi letter to Senate
1. This letter was obviously written by lawyers
2. Marta was the last person at Camp who would have wanted chaperones attending
Secrecy and lack of transparency were a big part of the old Romanian system. It’s something Marta continued at her remote Camp.