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Kiwis show gymnasts the way over uneven bars

Kiwis show gymnasts the way over uneven bars

Aggrieved gymnasts say what they need most is a safe place to land. A New Zealand outfit thinks it has an answer.

  • by Greg Baum

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Gymnastics Australia should say sorry to abused athletes and back it up with cash

Gymnastics Australia should say sorry to abused athletes and back it up with cash

The investigation into the culture of gymnastics in Australia is two decades overdue.

  • by Alison Quigley
Coaches must be held accountable: gymnastics whistleblowers speak out

Coaches must be held accountable: gymnastics whistleblowers speak out

Former gymnasts Livia Giles and Mary-Anne Monckton have spoken up about the Australian Human Rights Commission’s damning report of abuse in the sport.

  • by Greg Baum and Anthony Colangelo
WA child gymnasts injected with cortisone without parent consent, former Olympian claims

WA child gymnasts injected with cortisone without parent consent, former Olympian claims

Close to 60 West Australian gymnasts have come forward to tell how they still struggle with mental health issues,  eating disorders and stress after suffering abuse as child athletes.

  • by Daile Cross
Gymnastics abuse victims say WAIS still failing to take responsibility

Gymnastics abuse victims say WAIS still failing to take responsibility

Gymnast Alliance Australia welcomed the release on Monday of an Australian Human Rights Commission investigation into the sport.

  • by Daile Cross
Gymnasts detail sexual, physical abuse and body-shaming in human rights report

Gymnasts detail sexual, physical abuse and body-shaming in human rights report

Some gymnasts tell of sexual abuse. Others tell of rampant body shaming. Then there was the physical abuse. These are just some of the things detailed to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s investigation into gymnastics in Australia.

  • by Greg Baum
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‘Body shaming, bullying’: Elite gymnasts tell of toxic treatment at WA Institute of Sport

‘Body shaming, bullying’: Elite gymnasts tell of toxic treatment at WA Institute of Sport

The women have made submissions to the Australian Human Rights Commisioner’s review of gymnastics culture in Australia alleging they were forced to compete with broken bones, barely ate and frequently suffered emotional abuse.

  • by Heather McNeill
Want a stronger core and shoulders? Get upside down

Want a stronger core and shoulders? Get upside down

Most people, especially those of us hunched over keyboards all day, could do with mastering the playful handstand we remember from childhood.

  • by Sam Downing
Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach charged with human trafficking dies
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Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach charged with human trafficking dies

John Geddert was accused of lying to investigators when he denied hearing complaints about Larry Nassar, currently serving decades in prison for sexually assaulting female athletes.

  • by Ed White and Anna Liz Nichols
'Does the vault look low to you?': The Aussie teen who spotted Sydney's stunning gymnastics fail

'Does the vault look low to you?': The Aussie teen who spotted Sydney's stunning gymnastics fail

From years of sizing up vaulting horses in gyms around the world, the whole thing looked off to Allana Slater at the 2000 Olympics. And she was dead right.

  • by Sarah Keoghan
'You can't step out of line': Medals come at a price for gymnasts

'You can't step out of line': Medals come at a price for gymnasts

Gymnastics' abuse claims spring from the sport's complicated relationship with its past.

  • by Blythe Lawrence