BAKU, Azerbaijan — The Global Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has authorized a $2 million venture to safeguard athletes as a reaction to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse instances.
The game’s governing frame says the Gymnastics Ethics Basis could have a assist table for athletes, judicial panels to prosecute and pass judgement on instances, and a compliance segment to watch excellent governance.
FIG acted in keeping with “abuse instances in the US which so surprised the arena of gymnastics.”
Masses of women and girls, together with many Olympians, mentioned they have been molested by way of Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics physician. He was once sentenced to as much as 175 years in jail after pleading in charge to sexual attack and possessing kid pornography.
At a biennial congress, FIG member federations additionally included the free-running recreation of parkour as an legit self-discipline.
Parkour organizers campaigned towards FIG the use of the hashtag #WeAreNotGymnastics.