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

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

The Guardian

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Human Rights Commission recommends spate of changes and warns sport has unique risk factors, such as high number of young female athletes

An independent cultural review of gymnastics in Australia has 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.

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