sexual offences in CAN sports

It’s been four years since a CBC News and Sports investigation revealed more than 200 coaches — mostly at the local level — had been charged with a sexual offence against athletes under their care since 1998. Since then, CBC has found 83 other coaches have been charged or convicted across multiple sports, provinces and jurisdictions. …

Calls for an independent inquiry into safe sport — which, broadly, guards against everything from sexual abuse, poor parental behaviour, bullying, concussions and toxic culture — have recently grown louder. The latest came from dozens of Canadian sport scholars who, in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, cited “widespread reports of sexual, physical and psychological abuse of athletes throughout the nation’s sport system.”

Gymnasts have been among the most vocal. …

Canada spends millions on safe sport. It’s not going where it’s needed

This story is part of a continuing investigation by CBC News and Sports into abuse in amateur sport in Canada. Read all of the reporting here.

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Rick Mc

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

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