Girls no more: why elite gymnastics competition for women should start at 18

The new Netflix documentary Athlete A details how Larry Nassar, the US women’s gymnastics team doctor, was brought to justice after sexually abusing hundreds of gymnasts.

Since its release, gymnasts around the world have come forward with stories of physical and emotional abuse.

Following allegations of abuse by Australian athletes, the Australian Human Rights Commission will conduct a review on behalf of Gymnastics Australia.

Athletes – including former Olympians – are now calling for an increase in the minimum age for senior international competition from 16 to 18.

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  1. This has been obvious for years. I often wonder the reason parents are not taken to task as well as the perpetrators. I believe many parents have known about this but fame became more important! I also believe parents are also culpable in the matter of crimes by priests.

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