U.S. Center for SafeSport

Only three weeks since opening its doors, the U.S. Center for SafeSport is investigating 21 cases involving sexual misconduct or abuse in Olympic sports.

The center’s website offers a hotline and an online reporting form for those who have been victims of abuse or know of such cases. …

The organization operates independently from the U.S. Olympic Committee and organizations governing Olympic sports. The USOC and the 47 national governing bodies help fund the center — about $13.3 million over five years — but do not have any say over how it operates or the cases it investigates.

The center opened March 23 …

New US athlete protection group tells AP of reports of abuse

A step forward, for sure. But how well will SafeSport work?

That’s yet to be seen.

Jim Holt’s letter to the USAG Board

Jim Holt posted An Open Letter to the Gymnastics Community of America on March 31, 2017.

And followed up with a more specific missive to the USAG Board on April 11th:

The Board must go public with an apology.

“USA Gymnastics is profoundly sorry for the pain and suffering the victims of child abuse in our sport have suffered, and deeply apologize for whatever organizational shortcomings have led us to these circumstances. USAG vows that this will be rectified and that never again can this happen on our watch.”

A new CEO must be identified, hired, and installed with all urgent deliberateness. …

USAG needs to identify what it stands for. …

USAG must make a REAL commitment to service, not just corporate blather! …


An Open Letter to the USAG Board of Directors

Click through for the details. A good read.

VERY difficult Men’s Gymnastics skills

Triple front skills should ALL be banned. Too dangerous.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

3 – Triple Front – https://www.instagram.com/artem_1997_06/ & https://www.instagram.com/nikushkarus/
2 – Triple Arabian – Unkown & https://www.instagram.com/kenzoshirai/ & https://www.instagram.com/domcunn/
1 – Triple twisting double layout – Kenzo Shirai

Pommel Horse
3 – Sohn syle Busnari – https://www.instagram.com/taka_jpnxen/
2 – Flair Over Handles – SAEEDREZA KEIKHA
1 – E Flop in flair – https://www.instagram.com/t_kktn/

Still Rings
3 – Triple Pike Back – https://www.instagram.com/andreymedve…
2 – Back Planche press to top planche – Arthur Zanetti
1 – Azarian to inverted Swallow – Courtney Tulloch

3 – Handspring Front 3/1 Twist – Yang Hak Seon
2 – Dragalescu Piked – Ri Se Gwang
1 – Handspring Triple Front – Igor Radivilov

Parallel Bars
3 – Basket 5/4 – Zhou Shixiong
2 – Belle With 1/1 turn – Quintero
1 – Double Straddle Front – Ruslan pantelymov

High Bar
3 – 2/1 twisting layout kovac – Andreas Breatchneider
2 – 2/1 Stretched Jager – Jeff Crocket
1 – Full twisting triple back – Jonathon Horton.

British Gymnastics Safeguarding and Protecting Policy

If an incident or concern is immediate and you think a child is in immediate danger of abuse or at risk of significant harm or are in need of protection, then call the Police on 999 and/or your local Social Services.

If the matter is not immediate, please speak to the person responsible for welfare or contact a member of our Safeguarding and Compliance Team by calling 0345 1297129.

In either circumstance, please also complete the Child Protection Incident form. This form should be used to record the details of any concern they wish to report. A copy should be sent to the British Gymnastics Safeguarding and Compliance team at ethics@british-gymnastics.org  …