The Australian Human Rights Commission report into gymnastics proves this — when sports investigate themselves, athletes suffer

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner for Sex Discrimination, Kate Jenkins, was not mincing words at the release of the culture review into gymnastics in Australia.

The review uncovered an environment where abuse — in all its guises — occurred because of accepted coaching practices, a focus on winning at all costs, and a complicated governance structure that is not suitable for effectively safeguarding children and young people.

“My view is all sports globally, but if I focus on Australia, all sports should look at this report,” Jenkins said.

The Human Rights Commission’s review found those risk factors included the power imbalance…

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