AOC Commends Gymnastics Australia on Independent Safety and Welfare Review
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) fully supports steps announced today by Gymnastics Australia (GA) to promote athlete safety and welfare in the sport.
The announcement that the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is to undertake an independent review of the sport’s culture and practices is a positive and constructive approach, according to AOC Chief Executive Officer Matt Carroll.
“Gymnastics Australia (GA) has been proactive in its desire to promote a safe and enjoyable environment for athletes. Committing to an independent review of policies, practices and governance structures sends a strong signal to the gymnastics community and indeed the broader sporting community of their commitment.
“The AOC also commends other measures implemented by GA, most recently the establishment of the Gymnastics Support Line in association with AIS, which provides a confidential and independent opportunity for anyone in the gymnastics community to report any experiences of abuse,” Mr Carroll said.
The Olympic movement is committed to promoting safe sport and the protection of athletes from all forms of harassment and abuse. This commitment is captured in the Olympic Charter.
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