As promised, McLaren Global Sport Solutions delivered in January.
I’m just starting to read the full report, but here’s a press release summary:
- “We heard it at every level of the sport: change is urgently needed in gymnastics”
- report provides GymCan with an implementation plan and structure for change
- 46 recommendations, each with supporting rationale
- also includes a Safe Sport Policy Review — a comprehensive analysis of GymCan’s current national Safe Sport policies and procedures, including reporting procedures, case management procedures, codes of conduct and educational requirements.
I was one of those interviewed by McLaren, recommending GymCan start with WAG and Rhythmic as those disciplines have had the most complaints — but implement new policies for all disciplines.