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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 athletes

A Sport Integrity Forum has been launched “to mend the cracks in the system” in the wake of the gymnastics abuse scandal and other concerns around bullying, discrimination and corruption in British sport.

The forum, which has the backing of the government, will bring sports organisations together to come up with new ideas to tackle integrity issues and to better protect athletes. It comes as the NSPCC and British Athletes Commission revealed that 120 people had come forward in the past month to contact a dedicated helpline for reporting abuse, bullying and mistreatment allegations in gymnastics.

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