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Nile Wilson: British gymnasts are treated like ‘pieces of meat’

British gymnasts are treated like 'pieces of meat' - Nile WilsonOlympic medallist Nile Wilson has criticised a "culture of abuse" in British gymnastics, saying athletes are "treated like pieces of meat".The 24 year-old, who won bronze at Rio 2016, is the highest-profile male gymnast to speak out after the sport was hit by allegations of…

Gymnastics abuse cases heightens calls for independent sports integrity commissioner

STUFFThe allegations are similar to many made around the world of gymnastics.The athlete abuse scandal engulfing New Zealand gymnastics has sparked renewed calls for a system-wide overhaul, with claims Sport NZ has failed to act on successive reviews that identified shortcomings with its integrity measures. Several leading voices in the athlete welfare space are pushing…

Gymnastics abuse: Former Wada boss David Howman appointed to lead independent review

STUFFThe allegations are similar to many made around the world of gymnastics.Gymnastics NZ has bowed to calls for an independent investigation into abusive coaching practices in the sport, appointing sports integrity expert David Howman to lead a review. Howman, the former director general of the world anti-doping agency (WADA) and a leading voice on sports…

Ex-gymnastics coach faces sentencing in Nassar-related case

LANSING, MICH. -- A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into former Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty in February of a felony and a misdemeanour for denying she knew of Nassar's abuse…

Sport NZ tells gymnastics community it can trust grievances process

STUFFThe allegations are similar to many made around the world of gymnastics.Sport NZ is backing steps taken by Gymnastics NZ to handle complaints over abusive coaching practices in the sport, as calls grow louder for an independent investigation. GNZ last week launched “urgent inquiries” after a Stuff investigation uncovered allegations of a culture that normalised…

NZ gymnasts declare they were physically pushed to breaking point, literally

STUFFThe allegations are similar to many made around the world of gymnastics.Athlete One’s limb was so badly injured, doctors told her they were considering amputating it. Gymnastics New Zealand (GNZ) sent her a fruit basket. She is scarred for life. She represented New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games when she was 16. She said it…

Sports Minister Grant Robertson labels abuse reports in NZ gymnastics ‘deeply concerning’ as calls mount for independent inquiry

STUFFThe allegations are similar to many made around the world of gymnastics.Minister for Sport Grant Robertson says allegations of abuse in New Zealand gymnastics are “deeply concerning” and is asking others to come forward. Gymnastics NZ has launched “urgent enquiries” after a Stuff investigation uncovered allegations of a culture that normalised emotional manipulation, fat-shaming and…

NZ gymnasts laid grievances about alleged abuse at 2018 training school

This story was originally published on RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission. Gymnastics New Zealand prevented Olympic hopefuls from competing for months after the athletes raised concerns about an allegedly abusive coach at a 2018 training camp. Multiple gymnasts and coaches individually laid complaints with Gymnastics New Zealand (GNZ) about the actions of a coach…