WA Institute of Sport apologises to former gymnasts for ‘distress or injury’ in historic training
The Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) has issued an apology to former athletes who experienced distress or injury in their gymnastics program.
- Former gymnasts say they suffered physical and emotional abuse
- WAIS has offered its “sincere apologies” to those who were affected
- One former gymnast says the apology is “well overdue”, but “weak”
It comes in the wake of an unreserved apology from Gymnastics Australia following an Australian Human Rights Commission report (AHRC), which detailed a “toxic” culture for many participants in the sport across the country.
A number of former WAIS gymnasts made a joint submission to the review, stating they were subject to physical and emotional abuse.
The WAIS gymnastics program ran…