Gymnasts to demand action from governing bodies after abuse scandals

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A global alliance of gymnasts will demand the sport’s governing body and the International Olympic Committee make major reforms to prevent further shocking abuse scandals, the Guardian has learned.

Advocacy groups representing abused gymnasts have joined forces to call on the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) to review the minimum age for athletes to compete, introduce significantly stronger welfare standards and establish an international register of banned coaches.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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