• Britain’s Max Whitlock overcomes jitters to make Olympics pommel horse final

    Britain’s Max Whitlock overcomes jitters to make Olympics pommel horse final
    Gymnast admits to ‘nerve-racking’ qualificationJapan’s Kohei Uchimura exits after peeling off horizontal barMax Whitlock was not quite at his best as he stepped up to the pommel horse on Saturday afternoon. In the second half of his routine, he suffered a notable form break then fought hard to maintain his rhythm. But what is most important in the tense qualification round where medals can only be lost, not won, is that he managed to do so.He finished with a score of 14.900, ad
  • Unbeatable Simone Biles’s only competition at Olympics is herself | Bryan Armen Graham

    Unbeatable Simone Biles’s only competition at Olympics is herself | Bryan Armen Graham
    Iconic American gymnast is reaching her peak while becoming a voice for change and Tokyo 2020 may not be her last GamesSimone Biles was widely hailed as the best gymnast in history before she had even competed on the sport’s biggest stage. Born three months short of the age cut-off for the London Games, she had already piled up three straight all-around titles and 14 overall medals at world championships, including 10 golds, when she touched down in Brazil five years ago for her Olympic de
  • Simone Biles: how she breaks the boundaries of gymnastics

    Simone Biles: how she breaks the boundaries of gymnastics
    How the Olympic favourite and superstar gymnast pulls off one of the most difficult – and dangerous – moves in her sportSimone Biles’s iconic status is not afforded just because she is the gold medal favourite going into the Tokyo Olympics and the dominant force in women’s artistic gymnastics for a decade. Nor is it based on the fact she out-performs her peers and predecessors – male and female – in international medal counts. Rather, it is bestowed because th
  • Simone Biles’ desire to innovate is frustrated by her own insular sport | Tumaini Carayol

    Simone Biles’ desire to innovate is frustrated by her own insular sport | Tumaini Carayol
    The WTC’s refusal to properly reward new skills is in danger of creating a world where gymnastic routines are tediously similarIn the final fleeting month before the Olympics two of the best gymnasts in the world showed for the first time similar uneven bar skills of the highest difficulty only days apart. Both Sanne Wevers and Nina Derwael performed slightly different variants of the iconic Nabieva release, in which the gymnasts launch themselves above and beyond the high bar with their l
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  • Uzbek legend Oksana Chusovitina set for one final attempt at Olympic glory | Tumaini Carayol

    Uzbek legend Oksana Chusovitina set for one final attempt at Olympic glory | Tumaini Carayol
    An astonishing Olympic career that began in 1991, and has spanned four different teams, is poised to come to a close in JapanSo much can happen in the sporting world across four years alone, but throughout the Olympic cycles in recent memory, during a period in which thousands of athletes have had long and fruitful careers before departing into the night, one of the few certainties at each Olympics has been the enduring presence of Oksana Chusovitina.As a gymnast in a sport dominated for so long
  • Max Whitlock: ‘You’ve got 60 seconds and it’s done – you don’t get a second chance’

    Max Whitlock: ‘You’ve got 60 seconds and it’s done – you don’t get a second chance’
    Britain’s double Olympic champion is dominant on the pommel horse where his mental strength and risk-taking set him apartThe last time Max Whitlock competed in a major final with a medal on the line, disaster nearly struck. Whitlock started his routine on the pommel horse final at the 2019 world championships as he always does, lifting himself up to handstand on one handle. But as he reached its apex he lost his balance and his hand moved up the horse. It was a clear error on the most unfo
  • ‘She knows how I feel’: teamwork inspires Gadirova twins to the top | Tumaini Carayol

    ‘She knows how I feel’: teamwork inspires Gadirova twins to the top | Tumaini Carayol
    Jennifer and Jessica, 16, are in Team GB gymnastics squad and can’t wait to share a floor with US superstar Simone BilesAs Jennifer and Jessica Gadirova, Britain’s most promising young gymnasts, conduct their final preparations before their first Olympics, they say their anticipation is further heightened by the possibility of finally getting to compete alongside Simone Biles.“I’ll be speechless to see her, like: ‘Oh my God, she’s there,’” said Jes
  • ‘She knows how I feel’: teamwork inspires Gadirova twins to the top

    ‘She knows how I feel’: teamwork inspires Gadirova twins to the top
    Jennifer and Jessica, 16, are both in Team GB gymnastics squad and can’t wait to share a floor with US superstar Simone BilesAs Jennifer and Jessica Gadirova, Britain’s most promising young gymnasts, conduct their final preparations before their first Olympics, they say that their anticipation is further heightened by the possibility of finally getting to compete alongside Simone Biles.“Just knowing she’s one of the greatest gymnasts of all time is just going to be shocki
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  • Stylish athletes to make Tokyo the most fashionable Olympics yet

    Stylish athletes to make Tokyo the most fashionable Olympics yet
    Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Dina Asher-Smith among Olympians on fashion radar as new roster of designers work with teamsEuro 2020 and Wimbledon may be over but 2021’s summer of sport and style continues. Next up is the Olympics, which begins on 23 July and promises to be more glamorous and fashionable than ever before.Thanks to a combination of especially stylish athletes and a new roster of designer names working with Olympic teams, Olympians on the radar of fashion insiders include US gymnas
  • ‘Inexcusable’: FBI badly mishandled Larry Nassar case, DoJ watchdog says

    ‘Inexcusable’: FBI badly mishandled Larry Nassar case, DoJ watchdog says
    Watchdog report raises questions over FBI’s handling of caseFBI acknowledges ‘inexcusable’ conduct during investigationThe FBI made numerous serious errors in investigating sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar and didn’t treat the case with the “utmost seriousness,” the Justice Department’s inspector general said Wednesday. The FBI acknowledged conduct that was “inexcusable and a discredit”
  • ‘The cat got fed instead of us’: Simone Biles discusses her childhood hunger

    ‘The cat got fed instead of us’: Simone Biles discusses her childhood hunger
    US gymnastics star speaks about going hungry as a childBiles, 24, is favored to make history at Tokyo OlympicsSimone Biles and her family have opened up about her time in foster care and the process of being adopted by her grandparents in the latest episode of her Facebook Watch series, Simone vs Herself.Nellie Biles, the grandmother of the 24-year-old American gymnastics star, said Simone’s biological mother was unable to care for her four children while dealing with alcohol and drugs iss
  • Simone Biles overcomes rocky night to lock down US Olympic team spot

    Simone Biles overcomes rocky night to lock down US Olympic team spot
    Biles joined by Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallumLee posts higher all-around score than Biles in surpriseSimone Biles’ Olympic encore is finally here.The reigning world and Olympic gymnastics champion locked up her spot in Tokyo by easily winning the US Olympic trials on Sunday night. The 24-year-old’s two-day total of 118.098 earned her one of two automatic spots on the plane to Japan next month, where she will try to become the first female gymnast in more than 50 years to
  • GB Gymnastics accused of ‘sinister warning’ after dropping Downie for Olympics

    GB Gymnastics accused of ‘sinister warning’ after dropping Downie for Olympics
    Gymnasts for Change talk of fear for whistleblowers Sister says ‘not a shock after way been treated this year’GB Gymnastics has been accused of sending a sinister warning to whistleblowers by dropping the 2019 world silver medallist, Becky Downie, from its Olympic team for Tokyo. The surprise decision came less than a year after Downie spoke out about an “environment of fear” in the organisation.Downie tweeted: “Winning an Olympic gold medal has always been my dream
  • Becky Downie left out of British gymnastics squad for Tokyo Olympics

    Becky Downie left out of British gymnastics squad for Tokyo Olympics
    Silver medallist allowed extra trial after family tragedySister says ‘not a shock after way been treated this year’Becky Downie, who spoke out last year about “an environment of fear and mental abuse” at British Gymnastics, has been controversially left out of the Team GB squad for next month’s Tokyo Olympics.The 29-year-old, who won a world silver medal on the uneven bars as recently as 2019, was granted an additional trial following the sudden death of her brother
  • Simone Biles dazzles to claim seventh US gymnastics title with stunning ease

    Simone Biles dazzles to claim seventh US gymnastics title with stunning ease
    24-year-old easily beats challenge of Sunisa LeeBiles expected to win back-to-back Olympic gold in TokyoSimone Biles looks ready for Tokyo. The 24-year-old claimed her seventh US title on Sunday night, delivering another stunning and stunningly easy performance that showed the pressure surrounding her bid to become the first woman to win back-to-back Olympic all-around golds in more than 50 years is only pushing her to even greater heights.Shaking off a somewhat sloppy start on Friday, at least
  • Pain, sweat and smiles: World Sports Photography Awards 2021 – in pictures

    Pain, sweat and smiles: World Sports Photography Awards 2021 – in pictures
    With sport mothballed for the best part of the last 12 months, the awards criteria was extended to allow entries from across the past 25 years for any of the 26 categories. The competition is intended for professional and semi-professional sport photographers plus specialist sports photographic agencies. With the wider timeframe there were four times as many entries as normal. Here, we showcase the 10 overall winning entries, click here to check out the winning entries in each category Continue
  • You’ll believe that wonder woman Simone Biles can fly | Rebecca Nicholson

    You’ll believe that wonder woman Simone Biles can fly | Rebecca Nicholson
    The first female gymnast to execute the Yurchenko double pike wows everyone... except the judgesSimone Biles became the central figure in a sporting parable last weekend, when she attempted, and landed, a move so dangerous that no other woman has ever even tried to do it in a gymnastics competition, not even the woman for whom it is named. Biles executed the Yurchenko double pike during the final night of the 2021 US Classic in Indianapolis; traditionally, it is only attempted by men. It was inc
  • Max Whitlock to lead young GB men’s gymnastics team at Tokyo Olympics

    Max Whitlock to lead young GB men’s gymnastics team at Tokyo Olympics
    Joe Fraser, James Hall and Giarrni Regini-Moran complete squadWomen’s team announcement delayed after Josh Downie deathMax Whitlock will lead the Great Britain men’s gymnastics team in Tokyo as he aims to become the fourth man in history to successfully defend an Olympic pommel horse title.The 28-year-old veteran is joined in the four-man team by the 2019 parallel bars world champion Joe Fraser, 22, James Hall, 25, and 22 year-old Giarrni Regini-Moran. Related: Simone Biles makes his
  • Simone Biles makes history with Yurchenko double pike vault at US Classic

    Simone Biles makes history with Yurchenko double pike vault at US Classic
    Biles sticks Yurchenko double pike vault at US ClassicUS star was competing for first time in over 18 monthsSimone Biles and her ever-expanding array of signature skills sure look ready for the Tokyo Olympics.The reigning world and Olympic champion returned to competition for the first time in more than 18 months by cruising to victory at the US Classic in Indianapolis on Saturday night. Related: ‘I’m not a little girl anymore’: Simone Biles on world domination, pandemic ennui
  • ‘Petri dish for abuse’: gymnastics faces a reckoning in Australia

    ‘Petri dish for abuse’: gymnastics faces a reckoning in Australia
    A scathing report into child abuse allegations within the sport has revived calls to raise the age for competition and cracked open a win-at-all-costs culture where young girls are subject to extreme physical expectationsThe gymnasts sit cross-legged on the mat. Some in activewear crop tops, others in leotards with shimmery fabric and diamantes. Water bottles adorned with butterflies and rainbows are tossed at the mat’s edge by the wall.For over two hours at a small gymnastics centre in Sy
  • Australian gymnastics ‘a high-risk environment for abuse’, review finds

    Australian gymnastics ‘a high-risk environment for abuse’, review finds
    Human Rights Commission recommends spate of changes and warns sport has unique risk factors, such as high number of young female athletesAn independent cultural review of gymnastics in Australia has revealed “systemic risk factors” within the sport, including for child abuse and neglect, misconduct, bullying, abuse, sexual harassment and assault towards athletes.The review, undertaken by the Human Rights Commission, was commissioned by Gymnastics Australia in August 2020 after seriou
  • Olympic hero Simone Biles jumping to Gap’s Athleta brand in blow to Nike

    Olympic hero Simone Biles jumping to Gap’s Athleta brand in blow to Nike
    Four-time Olympic champion ending six-year deal with NikeMove is blow to Nike, which has focused on womenswear spaceBiles to have own performance wear line and activist platformTwenty-five US athletes to watch at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
    Simone Biles interview: ‘I’m not a little girl anymore’Four-time Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has signed up with Gap Inc’s Athleta brand for a new apparel partnership, ending an almost six-year deal with Nike Inc.Biles, the mos
  • ‘Your peak can be at any point’: the female gymnasts defying age barriers

    ‘Your peak can be at any point’: the female gymnasts defying age barriers
    Simone Biles not ruling out the 2024 Paris Olympics, when she will be 27, is part of a trend of maturity showing benefits
    After months of subtly indicating that the coming Olympics could be her last, Simone Biles recently changed her tune and refrained from ruling out the possibility that she could continue in some form until the Paris Olympics in 2024. Biles, already a veteran at 24, would be 27 by then – a competition age that was once unthinkable for an Olympic all-around gold medallist
  • ‘I’m not a little girl anymore’: Simone Biles on world domination, pandemic ennui and staying on for Paris 2024

    ‘I’m not a little girl anymore’: Simone Biles on world domination, pandemic ennui and staying on for Paris 2024
    Much has changed since Simone Biles’ coronation at the Rio Olympics, but one truth remains: her only competition is herselfSo much has changed in the five years since Simone Biles lit up the 2016 Olympics in Rio, affirming her presumptive status as the greatest gymnast ever with four gold medals in seven days.The 24-year-old from suburban Houston moved out of her parents’ house into her own digs, adopted two French Bulldog puppies (Lilo and Rambo) and went public with boyfriend Jonat
  • Athletes unhappy at British Gymnastics' slow response to abuse allegations

    Athletes unhappy at British Gymnastics' slow response to abuse allegations
    Gymnasts told to wait until December for responseGroup of 17 pursuing action over abuse from coachesAthletes who have made allegations of physical and psychological abuse against British Gymnastics have been told to wait until December for a response to legal claims put to the organisation a month ago.A group of 17 former elite gymnasts, including three Olympians, who are pursuing legal action said they were “disappointed but not surprised” that the governing body had failed to reply
  • Interim report reveals 400 submissions over UK gymnastics abuse

    Interim report reveals 400 submissions over UK gymnastics abuse
    Abuse includes bullying, gaslighting and coercive controlReview completion not expected until after Tokyo OlympicsA major review into abuse in British gymnastics has received submissions from nearly 400 people, with 39 cases considered so serious they have been passed to local authorities because of child safeguarding reasons or concerns of ongoing criminal conduct.An interim report by Anne Whyte QC, published on Tuesday, also revealed British Gymnastics received 300 complaints a year on average
  • British Gymnastics faces group-claim lawsuit from 17 alleging abuse

    British Gymnastics faces group-claim lawsuit from 17 alleging abuse
    Jennifer Pinches, 2012 Olympian, spearheads the actionPinches says authorities ‘prioritise podiums over people’British Gymnastics is facing an unprecedented group-claim lawsuit from 17 former gymnasts, who allege there was widespread physical and psychological abuse deployed by coaches on children as young as six as part of a “win at all costs” mentality in the sport.On Wednesday the sport’s governing body received a letter before action detailing claims of young gy
  • British Gymnastics faces class action lawsuit from 17 alleging abuse

    British Gymnastics faces class action lawsuit from 17 alleging abuse
    Jennifer Pinches, 2012 Olympian, spearheads the actionPinches says authorities ‘prioritise podiums over people’British Gymnastics is facing an unprecedented class-action lawsuit from 17 former gymnasts, who allege there was widespread physical and psychological abuse deployed by coaches on children as young as six as part of a “win at all costs” mentality in the sport.On Wednesday the sport’s governing body received a letter before action detailing claims of young g
  • John Geddert: ex-USA Gymnastics coach charged with 24 crimes takes own life

    John Geddert: ex-USA Gymnastics coach charged with 24 crimes takes own life
    Geddert, 64, takes own life after being charged with 24 crimesFormer US women’s gymnastics coach was tied to Larry Nassar A former US Olympic gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sport doctor Larry Nassar took his own life on Thursday after being charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking, the state attorney general said. Related: Former USA Gymnastics coach charged with human trafficking, sexual assault In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800
  • Former USA Gymnastics coach charged with human trafficking, sexual assault

    Former USA Gymnastics coach charged with human trafficking, sexual assault
    John Geddert, 63, charged with 24 crimes in Michigan courtAttorney general has scheduled afternoon news conference
    Geddert coached 2012 US women’s Olympic gymnastics team A former US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar was charged Thursday with two dozen crimes, including sexual assault, human trafficking and running a criminal enterprise.John Geddert was head coach of the 2012 US women’s Olympic gymnastics team known as the Fierce Five, which
  • Ex-US Olympic gymnastics coach with ties to Nassar charged in Michigan

    Ex-US Olympic gymnastics coach with ties to Nassar charged in Michigan
    John Geddert charged in Michigan court on Wednesday Attorney general has scheduled afternoon news conferenceProsecutors in Michigan filed charges Thursday against a former US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. Related: Simone Biles would bar daughter from USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandalContinue reading...
  • Ex-US Olympic gymnastics coach with tied to Nassar charged in Michigan

    Ex-US Olympic gymnastics coach with tied to Nassar charged in Michigan
    John Geddert charged in Michigan court on Wednesday Attorney general has scheduled afternoon news conferenceProsecutors in Michigan filed charges Thursday against a former US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. Related: Simone Biles would bar daughter from USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandalContinue reading...
  • Simone Biles would bar daughter from USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandal

    Simone Biles would bar daughter from USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandal
    USAG failed to protect athletes from doctor’s sexual abuseOlympic champion attacks lack of accountability Simone Biles says she would not allow her daughter to be part of the USA Gymnastics set-up following the organization’s handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics, was given an effective life sentence in 2018 for abusing dozens of athletes in his care, including Biles.Related: Abuse victims demand USA Gymnastics acknowledge a woma
  • Hotline set up for gymnasts alleging abuse receives over 220 calls

    Hotline set up for gymnasts alleging abuse receives over 220 calls
    More than half of complaints referred to police or social servicesAllegations of mistreatment made at all levels of the sportMore than 220 calls alleging abuse in British gymnastics have been received on a special hotline set up by the NSPCC – with more than half considered so serious they have resulted in a referral to the police or social services.The hotline was set up in July after dozens of gymnasts spoke out against abuse in the British system, including the world championship medall
  • Why we don’t see viral routines like Nia Dennis’s in the Olympics

    Why we don’t see viral routines like Nia Dennis’s in the Olympics
    The UCLA senior’s viral floor exercise prompted shout-outs from Michelle Obama and Janet Jackson by leaning into the freedom of expression unique to college gymnasticsThe latest entry in the surprisingly robust YouTube subgenre of viral college gymnastics routines dropped over the weekend, flooding timelines everywhere and generating national media attention rare for the parochial sport. The footage of UCLA senior Nia Dennis tumbling and swaying in a shimmering blue leotard to a high-energ
  • Nia Dennis wins plaudits for stunning 'black excellence' gymnastics routine

    Nia Dennis wins plaudits for stunning 'black excellence' gymnastics routine
    UCLA athlete says routine ‘reflects everything that I am’Routine clinches victory for team over Arizona StateUS gymnast Nia Dennis’s latest floor routine, which she dedicated to black culture, has won praise from fans such as Missy Elliott and Simone Biles after it attracted millions of views on social media over the weekend.This is what #blackexcellence looks like. @DennisNia does it again!
    @Pac12Network pic.twitter.com/2vxgyTvUCG Related: Katelyn Ohashi's perfect 10 reminded
  • Olympic great Agnes Keleti's journey to 100th birthday is extraordinary | Sean Ingle

    Olympic great Agnes Keleti's journey to 100th birthday is extraordinary | Sean Ingle
    The world’s oldest Olympic champion survived the Holocaust and the Soviet clampdown on Hungary – and fizzes with energyIf a Hollywood scriptwriter had come up with the extraordinary story of Agnes Keleti – the world’s oldest Olympic champion, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday – as a piece of fiction, they surely would have been told to rein it in. Fleeing the Nazis, surviving the Holocaust with a false ID, and later escaping the Soviet clampdown on Hunga
  • Agnes Keleti: Olympic great who fled Nazis and Soviets smashes 100 barrier | Sean Ingle

    Agnes Keleti: Olympic great who fled Nazis and Soviets smashes 100 barrier | Sean Ingle
    The world’s oldest Olympic champion survived the Holocaust and the Soviet clampdown on Hungary – and fizzes with energyIf a Hollywood scriptwriter had come up with the extraordinary story of Agnes Keleti – the world’s oldest Olympic champion, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday – as a piece of fiction, they surely would have been told to rein it in. Fleeing the Nazis, surviving the Holocaust with a false ID, and later escaping the Soviet clampdown on Hunga
  • Laurie Hernandez: 'Gymnastics felt like home, but coming back was unsettling'

    Laurie Hernandez: 'Gymnastics felt like home, but coming back was unsettling'
    The Olympic gold medallist is rediscovering her love for the sport after verbal abuse from her former coach led to her stepping awayWhen times have been hard and Laurie Hernandez found herself questioning why she decided to return to the pounding and perfectionism of elite gymnastics, one of the memories that has kept her moving forward was the time she wanted to let it go.It was at the beginning of 2016 as the Olympics rounded into view that her frustration with injuries led her to consider sto
  • British Gymnastics chief Jane Allen steps down in wake of abuse scandal

    British Gymnastics chief Jane Allen steps down in wake of abuse scandal
    Allen has been under fire as gymnasts hit out at system
    Amy Tinkler and Downie sisters among Allen’s criticsAllen said recent months had been ‘extremely difficult’Under-fire British Gymnastics chief executive Jane Allen will retire from the role in December amid escalating allegations of bullying and abuse within the domestic sport. Related: Amy Tinkler says British Gymnastics chief has ‘hung her out to dry’Continue reading...
  • British Gymnastics says Amy Tinkler's weight-shaming claims 'unacceptable'

    British Gymnastics says Amy Tinkler's weight-shaming claims 'unacceptable'
    Olympic medallist says coach ‘went psycho’ over sweets‘Such incidents are completely unacceptable in our sport’British Gymnastics has described further weight-shaming allegations levelled by Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler as “completely unacceptable”.In an interview with ITV News, Tinkler describes how national coach, Amanda Reddin, “went psycho” after finding sweet wrappers in her room, and accused her of looking “fat”. Tinkler a
  • British Gymnastics launches fresh investigation after Tinkler releases email

    British Gymnastics launches fresh investigation after Tinkler releases email
    Senior coach allegedly used phrase ‘fat dwarf’ in an emailTinkler says email is ‘the first of many examples’British Gymnastics has launched another investigation after Rio Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler alleged that a senior coach had used the phrase “fat dwarf” in an email to her when she was 17.The email, which was published on social media on Wednesday afternoon, appears to show national coach Colin Still responding to Tinkler’s body composition
  • Amy Tinkler claims British Gymnastics 'lied' and warns it 'cannot be trusted'

    Amy Tinkler claims British Gymnastics 'lied' and warns it 'cannot be trusted'
    Olympic medallist says one complaint was secretly dismissedBritish Gymnastics apologises for lack of communication A war of words has broken out between Amy Tinkler and British Gymnastics after the Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist accused the governing body of lying to her for five months.In a post on social media, Tinkler said she discovered that British Gymnastics had secretly dismissed her complaint against the women’s national head coach, Amanda Reddin, in March but had declined to te
  • Amy Tinkler says British Gymnastics chief has ‘hung her out to dry’

    Amy Tinkler says British Gymnastics chief has ‘hung her out to dry’
    Rio 2016 bronze medallist still seeking response from Jane Allen‘I’ve received nothing. Do you think this is acceptable?’Governing body apologises and admits: ‘She deserves answers’The British Gymnastics chief executive, Jane Allen, has been accused of “hanging gymnasts out to dry” and presiding over a culture where complaints were ignored, in an explosive letter written by the Rio Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler.Tinkler also expressed her frustrati
  • Ellie Downie speaks out after 'weight-shaming' complaint is not upheld

    Ellie Downie speaks out after 'weight-shaming' complaint is not upheld
    English Institute of Sport says gymnast’s complaint not provenWorld medallist tweets ‘this is why we haven’t spoken before’The double world medallist gymnast Ellie Downie has expressed her frustration after her complaint about being weight-shamed when she was a teenager was not upheld.Downie had made the complaint on social media earlier in the summer, saying that she was constantly told to lose weight and that she could “vividly recall being told as a young teenage
  • UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger says bullying and abuse will be eradicated

    UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger says bullying and abuse will be eradicated
    Grainger saddened and angered by claims of abuse
    Sports could have funding cut if behaviour does not improve
    UK Sport has pledged to “identify, confront and eradicate” bullying and abuse in the high-performance system in the wake of the staggering allegations across British gymnastics.The funding body for Olympic and Paralympic sport also warned it could cut money to individual sports if they continued to misbehave, although that would be as a last resort. Related: Sport's cascading
  • Melitina Staniouta on the Belarus protests: 'I just could not keep quiet' | Tumaini Carayol

    Melitina Staniouta on the Belarus protests: 'I just could not keep quiet' | Tumaini Carayol
    The gymnast has joined 400 sporting figures in protesting at the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko and police brutality For numerous bitter days in early August, Belarus went dark. After the rigged presidential re-election of Alexander Lukashenko, tens of thousands of civilians took to the streets in peaceful protest, where they were met by state-sanctioned violence as the government killed the internet. Haunting stories continue to emerge of beatings directed by the government.As unrest endur
  • Chellsie Memmel's last Olympics were in 2008. Can she make Tokyo at 33?

    Chellsie Memmel's last Olympics were in 2008. Can she make Tokyo at 33?
    In a sport where Simone Biles is considered old at the age of 23, her fellow US gymnast is dreaming of an unlikely return to top-level competitionAfter the coronavirus pandemic reached national emergency status in March, former Olympic gymnast Chellsie Memmel’s family gym closed its doors. Seeing M&M Gymnastics empty – no aspiring athletes launching themselves into the foam pit, or wobbling on top of the beam – felt wrong to Memmel. “I was like, it’s a gymnastic
  • Sport Integrity Forum launched in wake of gymnastics abuse scandal

    Sport Integrity Forum launched in wake of gymnastics abuse scandal
    New body will seek ‘to mend the cracks in the system’Forum, backed by government, aims to better protect athletesA Sport Integrity Forum has been launched “to mend the cracks in the system” in the wake of the gymnastics abuse scandal and other concerns around bullying, discrimination and corruption in British sport.The forum, which has the backing of the government, will bring sports organisations together to come up with new ideas to tackle integrity issues and to better
  • Team GB gymnastics coach Amanda Reddin investigated over conduct

    Team GB gymnastics coach Amanda Reddin investigated over conduct
    Women’s head coach to step aside during investigationAllegations include those from Amy Tinkler and Ruby HarroldReddin denies allegations: ‘I completely refute these claims’An investigation has been launched into Britain’s top women’s gymnastics coach Amanda Reddin, who has led Team GB to unprecedented Olympic and world championships success during her eight years in charge, following multiple allegations about her conduct. The news was confirmed in a statement from

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