One year ago New Zealand joined a global movement of exposing abusive practice in gymnastics. Stuff uncovered an “insidious” culture. Survivors spoke of psychological and verbal abuse, body shaming, sexualisation, biased judging and score tampering, athletes training too long and hard, and competing while seriously injured. The allegations were described as “deeply concerning” by Sports Minister Grant Robertson, Sport New Zealand and Gymnastics New Zealand. Action was initially swift, but a year on, the survivors are losing hope, Zoë George writes.
Read this article from Stuff which Willow our CEO contributed towards.