December 21, 2016
After a nine-month-long investigation, hundreds of US gymnasts have said that they were sexually abused or exploited by coaches and other adults working in the sports field. US gymnastics officials allegedly provided insufficient oversight and failed to report predatory behavior to authorities. In a statement, USA Gymnastics called for ‘sustained vigilance’ from all parties. Meanwhile in the UK, similar reports emerged of systemic sexual abuse in youth soccer clubs.