AIS accused of ignoring decades of allegations of physical and psychological abuse of gymnasts
Former female gymnasts from the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra have outlined allegations of child physical, psychological and sexual abuse, going back decades.
- Multiple gymnasts have reported suffering abuse at the AIS, including psychological and sexual mistreatment
- The AIS funds Gymnastics Australia and provides facilities for coaches and athletes
- Sports minister Richard Colbeck says he expects an upcoming report to reveal “concerning events and practices within gymnastics”
The accusations come as the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) prepares to release an independent report on Monday into the practices of gymnastics in Australia.
The report is expected to detail experiences of children…