British Gymnastics’ action plan and overhaul cannot be allowed to fail | Cath Bishop

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I signed up to oversee Reform ’25 to deliver the change needed for gymnastics to truly become a force for good, not medals

British Gymnastics’ action plan, Reform ’25, responds to the devastating Whyte review and provides a critical moment for sport reform in this country. For the sake of past, present and future gymnasts, this plan cannot be allowed to fail. For the rest of sport and society, too, it matters.

Anne Whyte KC’s extensive review heard the stories of hundreds of gymnasts who had previously suffered in silence. Rio’s brilliant Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler publicly stated that she would hand her medal back if she could change the abuse she had experienced. Now is a crucial moment to shape some fundamentally different stories of sport.

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Written by Cath Bishop
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