Amid sex abuse scandal, gymnastics chief expects 1,000 calls to new hotline

first_imgLATEST STORIES The helpline is part of the FIG’s plan to create a Gymnastics Ethics Foundation, made up of a safeguarding section, a disciplinary section, and a compliance section.The idea will be put to a vote of the body’s national member federations at the next Congress, to be held in Baku in December.   /vvpSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nassar, 55, was accused by some 265 women of sexually abusing them over more than two decades. His conviction led to profound questions for gymnastics about how the abuse went undetected for so many years.In the wake of the scandal, Watanabe outlined plans to establish a call center that “an athlete or parent can call” from anywhere in the world.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I think that in the first year more than 1,000 will call to report sexual harassment,” said Watanabe, who heads the international gymnastics federation (FIG).But he said the helpline would also act as a deterrent to potential abusers, and that he expected the number of callers to shrink as time goes by. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? #KicksStalker: LeBron gives sneak peek of 16th signature shoe More than 1,000 victims of sexual abuse in gymnastics are expected to call a new, global abuse helpline in its first year of operations, the sport’s president told AFP.Morinari Watanabe was speaking at the Asian Games after Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics doctor was handed a life sentence in January for sexually assaulting women and girls.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I hope that the next year (the number) is half and the next year half again,” he added.In the months since Nassar’s conviction, other abuse scandals have emerged.In May a former coach of Brazil’s national squad was fired by his gymnastics club after Brazilian TV reported he had sexually abused boys, presenting testimony from more than 40 victims.Watanabe said changing the culture within gymnastics was key, explaining that coaches and other support staff often had too much power over the gymnasts and their families.“Coaches must communicate with parents,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img

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