Whistleblowers’ fears revealed in landmark UK Sport report

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‘Culture health check’ shows widespread pride but reports almost a third of Olympic athletes fear reprisals for speaking out

The optimistic tone of the UK Sport hierarchy as they presented the results of what they called a “culture health check” has rarely been heard over the last two years as they lurched from one duty-of-care crisis to another.

Barely a corner of the system has been left untouched by allegations of bullying, discrimination and favouritism – from cycling to gymnastics, canoeing and bobsleigh, to mention just a few. Now Chelsea Warr, the performance director of UK Sport, has claimed this survey of more than 2,000 elite athletes and staff across the Olympic spectrum is proof that those problems are not endemic in the system.

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Written by Martha Kelner
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/16/whistleblowers-fears-revealed-uk-sport-report-olympic-athletes under the title “Whistleblowers’ fears revealed in landmark UK Sport report”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.