Revealed in full: the shocking abuse claims that have rocked gymnastics | Sport

In July 2020, after a spate of allegations about mistreatment of young competitors within gymnastics and accusations that the governing body, British Gymnastics, had failed to deal appropriately with related complaints, UK Sport and Sport England appointed Anne Whyte QC to undertake an independent review. The Whyte Review was published on Thursday. Below are the most serious findings from the report, which contains details of a distressing nature. . .

‘British Gymnastics knew that gymnasts were at risk of developing eating disorders through a combination of excessive weighing and dietary restriction’
The tyranny of the scales was coach-led and quite unnecessary. Yet gymnasts and parents believed or were led to believe that it was necessary. Throughout the period of review, British Gymnastics was aware

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