The policy was announced in response to a report that found a culture of “catastrophic safeguarding failures”.
Nadia Comăneci was the most famous gymnast in the world when she defected from Romania in 1989. A new book includes 25,000 pages worth of secret police surveillance material.
The recent measures announced by the sport minister are a step in the right direction. But Canada needs an independent commission to monitor and prevent abuse in sport.
The lack of government action in response to allegations of sexual abuse in Canadian sport contrasts with the response to previous scandals and highlights the racial and gender inequalities at play.
A sports culture that does not tolerate abuse of any kind needs to be cultivated to ensure that the benefits of participating in sports are achieved.
How athletes use memory can make the difference when performing at a high level.
The review was designed to map the trauma experienced in the West Australia Institute of Sport program, examine potential policy failures and recommend ways to make the sport safer.
Moving towards an athlete-centred approach to sport is one step in the right direction
The huppû, from modern-day Syria were celebrated athletes, trained in specialist academies, touring to foreign kingdoms, and facing the threat of arts funding cuts.
The Tokyo Olympic Games are being called the most gender-equal Games ever — but does that label hold up under scrutiny?
Making that choice is not easy but it is important to the longevity of an athlete’s career.
Gymnasts need to carefully calibrate their leg muscles to gain optimum spring from the floor, springboard or beam. And their arms are crucial for balance and creating the right amount of rotation.
Women’s elite sporting uniforms have long tried to balance ideas of “femininity” with athleticism – not always with success. But now women are increasingly taking control of their uniforms.
Tokyo will feature the most female athletes ever at an Olympics. But the Games do not have a good track record when it comes to gender equality.
Reform of New Zealand’s abusive gymnastics culture offers an opportunity to improve women’s sports in general.
As allegations of abuse in women’s gymnastics mount worldwide, it is time to raise the minimum age.
British gymnasts have spoken about a culture that promotes abuse as necessary to winning.
The age of the Industrial Revolution also saw a fitness revolution in Britain.
Simone Biles enters the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships already with the most all-around gold medals ever. The greatest of all time, she has changed the sport forever.
Laws like Title IX are supposed to shield athletes from abuse. But lax enforcement allows sports organizations to protect perpetrators over athletes.