Gymnastics Australia report reveals ‘significant cultural challenges’, including physical, emotional and sexual abuse

An independent review into gymnastics in Australia says the sport has enabled a culture of physical, emotional and sexual abuse which many participants have described as “toxic”.

The report, carried out by the Australian Human Rights Commission, made 12 recommendations around five key findings, most of which detailed negative experiences by young gymnasts, particularly at the elite level.

Noting that the “athlete population in…

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