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British Gymnastics launches fresh investigation after Tinkler releases email

Senior coach allegedly used phrase ‘fat dwarf’ in an emailTinkler says email is ‘the first of many examples’British Gymnastics has launched another investigation after Rio Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler alleged that a senior coach had used the ph…

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Amy Tinkler claims British Gymnastics ‘lied’ and warns it ‘cannot be trusted’

Olympic medallist says one complaint was secretly dismissedBritish Gymnastics apologises for lack of communication A war of words has broken out between Amy Tinkler and British Gymnastics after the Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist accused the governin…

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Amy Tinkler says British Gymnastics chief has ‘hung her out to dry’

Rio 2016 bronze medallist still seeking response from Jane Allen‘I’ve received nothing. Do you think this is acceptable?’Governing body apologises and admits: ‘She deserves answers’The British Gymnastics chief executive, Jane Allen, has been accused of…

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Ellie Downie speaks out after ‘weight-shaming’ complaint is not upheld

English Institute of Sport says gymnast’s complaint not provenWorld medallist tweets ‘this is why we haven’t spoken before’The double world medallist gymnast Ellie Downie has expressed her frustration after her complaint about being weight-shamed when …

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UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger says bullying and abuse will be eradicated

Grainger saddened and angered by claims of abuseSports could have funding cut if behaviour does not improveUK Sport has pledged to “identify, confront and eradicate” bullying and abuse in the high-performance system in the wake of the staggering allega…

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Melitina Staniouta on the Belarus protests: ‘I just could not keep quiet’ | Tumaini Carayol

The decorated gymnast has joined 400 sporting figures in protesting at the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko and police brutality For numerous bitter days in early August, Belarus went dark. After the rigged presidential re-election of Alexander Luka…

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Sport Integrity Forum launched in wake of gymnastics abuse scandal

New body will seek ‘to mend the cracks in the system’Forum, backed by government, aims to better protect athletesA Sport Integrity Forum has been launched “to mend the cracks in the system” in the wake of the gymnastics abuse scandal and other concerns…

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Sport Integrity Forum launched in wake of gymnastics abuse scandal

New body will seek ‘to mend the cracks in the system’Forum, backed by government, aims to better protect athletesA Sport Integrity Forum has been launched “to mend the cracks in the system” in the wake of the gymnastics abuse scandal and other concerns…

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Team GB gymnastics coach Amanda Reddin investigated over conduct

Women’s head coach to step aside during investigationAllegations include those from Amy Tinkler and Ruby HarroldReddin denies allegations: ‘I completely refute these claims’An investigation has been launched into Britain’s top women’s gymnastics coach …

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Australian gymnastics abuse review to focus on culture and not individual cases

Review will not make findings on specific allegationsInvestigation to be lead by sex discrimination commissioner Specific allegations of mental and physical abuse among Australian gymnasts will not be investigated by a review into the sport’s culture. …

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Former gymnastics coach jailed for lying to police in Larry Nassar abuse case

Kathie Klages denied she knew of sexual abuse by doctorFormer MSU coach sentenced to 90 days in jailHow was Larry Nassar able to abuse gymnasts for so long?A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach was sentenced on Tuesday to 90 days in jail …

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Amy Tinkler hits out at British Gymnastics over abuse complaint delay

Olympic medallist bemoans delay in investigationMany gymnasts have gone public over bullying Amy Tinkler has criticised British Gymnastics over the time taken to deal with her complaint over bullying and an abuse culture in the sport.Tinkler said earli…

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Sport’s cascading tales of abuse and fear demand action from the very top | Sean Ingle

Victims have spoken out and some culprits have even admitted regret. Now it’s time for the governing bodies to show they careIn safer and saner times, the world’s eyes would now be fixed on the Tokyo Olympics: the gleaming smiles, the shiny medals, the…

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‘Deep scars’: Gymnastics Australia promises action after athletes allege abuse

Gymnasts reveal allegations of physical and mental abuseMore athletes encouraged to speak outFormer Australian gymnasts detailing mental and physical abuse allegations have been applauded by the sport’s governing body.Gymnastics Australia is promising …

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British Gymnastics stands down to allow independent review into abuse

UK Sport and Sport England will take over investigationSeveral gymnasts have come forward in past two weeksBritish Gymnastics has stepped aside from its own review into allegations of widespread abuse in the sport after mounting criticism that it would…

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Beth Tweddle says there is ‘no place for bullying or abuse’ in gymnastics

Olympic medallist calls on others to open up on experiencesAmy Tinkler latest to criticise the culture in the sportBeth Tweddle says “there is no place for bullying or abuse in the sport that I love” as she advised all gymnasts to talk about their expe…

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Beth Tweddle says there is ‘no place for bullying or abuse’ in gymnastics

Olympic medallist calls on others to open up on experiencesAmy Tinkler latest to criticise the culture in the sportBeth Tweddle says “there is no place for bullying or abuse in the sport that I love” as she advised all gymnasts to talk about their expe…

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Team GB gymnast Amy Tinkler says trauma led to her retirement

Complaint submitted to British Gymnastics in DecemberTeam GB medallist at Rio 2016 still waiting for responseThe Rio 2016 medallist Amy Tinkler has added to the growing pressure on British Gymnastics by announcing she submitted a formal complaint about…

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Team GB gymnast Amy Tinkler says trauma led to her retirement

Complaint submitted to British Gymnastics in DecemberTeam GB medallist at Rio 2016 still waiting for responseThe Rio 2016 medallist Amy Tinkler has added to the growing pressure on British Gymnastics by announcing she submitted a formal complaint about…

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British Gymnastics head ‘appalled and ashamed’ at multiple abuse stories

Organisation holds crisis talks amid damning revelationsGrowing number of gymnasts call on Jane Allen to resignThe head of British Gymnastics, who is facing calls for her resignation, has told member clubs she is “appalled and ashamed” by the multiple …