July 23, 2020

‘Culture of fear’ – Australian gymnasts reveal ‘dark and horrible’ abuse

Sydney (AFP) – A host of former Australian gymnasts have gone public with accounts of physical, mental and emotional abuse in the sport, which left at least one young athlete contemplating suicide.Their decision to highlight the “dark and horrible” abuse follows the recent release of American documentary ‘Athlete A’ charting investigations into USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who was jailed for life in 2018 after abusing more than 250 athletes.The documentary has prompted a number of gymnasts to come forward in different countries. This month, British Gymnastics launched¬†an independent rev…

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