I do like them using the word ETHICS as it includes much more than just protecting athletes from predators.
The creation of this new structure, called the “Gymnastics Ethics Foundation”, will be put to a vote of the FIG’s national member federations at the next Congress, to be held in Baku (AZE) on 2-3 December 2018. …
According to the Constitution of the Foundation, it will have responsibility for:
– monitoring the good governance and ethical principles of the FIG;
– managing disciplinary procedures;
– safeguarding athletes and other participants in Gymnastics from harassment and abuse. …
The Foundation will be made up of three sections:
– A Safeguarding section, including a helpdesk for reporting any case of harassment or abuse. This section will be responsible for carrying out an initial assessment of any complaints, accusations and facts reported. It will also provide legal support if needed.
– A Disciplinary section which will include the two disciplinary bodies already in place, the Disciplinary Commission and Appeal Tribunal.
– A Compliance section to monitor good governance and ethical principles of the FIG.
Happy at UCLA, Katelyn hopes to see a day when Elite is less brutal.
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Good point here from the last U.S. Olympic men’s head coach.
I did see something, somewhere from USAG on the ESPYS Courage Award. But it was not energetically enthusiastic.
No doubt their lawyers have suggested that kind of post might be used in court.
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One Gym Mom wonders WHY our sport has not evolved to the point where more gymnasts aren’t wearing Lycra shorts in competition.
It reminds me of the 1990s when I petitioned to allow the University of Saskatchewan women’s team to wear shorts and leo. That request was instantly approved. … The young ladies, however, decided to — last minute — compete in leotards after all.
I’m not clear on exactly what USAG uses to sanction members.
A neutral arbitrator felt USAG got it wrong in the case of this coach.