Independent review of Gymnastics Australia

… revealed “systemic risk factors” within the sport, including for child abuse and neglect, misconduct, bullying, abuse, sexual harassment and assault towards athletes.

The review, undertaken by the Human Rights Commission, was commissioned by Gymnastics Australia in August 2020 after serious complaints were made alleging mental and physical abuse of athletes. …

“Some of these risk factors also exist in many other sports, including significant power disparities between athletes and coaches and administrators,” the report, titled Change The Routine, stated. …

“There is a spotlight on the human rights of athletes around the world …

Twelve recommendations for change were made …

Australian gymnastics ‘a high-risk environment for abuse’, review finds

Read the report.

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