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Amy Tinkler says British Gymnastics chief has ‘hung her out to dry’

Amy Tinkler says British Gymnastics chief has ‘hung her out to dry’

The British 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 frustration with British Gymnastics for refusing to tell her , despite repeated requests for more information.On social media, Tinkler wrote: “It’s been 271 days since I submitted my complaint and 25-days since I was abruptly told by email that my complaint into Amanda Reddin and British Gymnastics was closed. I’ve emailed British...

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Sep 16
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Trans women face potential women’s rugby ban over safety concerns

Trans women face potential women’s rugby ban over safety concerns

is considering banning trans women from playing women’s rugby because of significant safety concerns that have emerged following recent research, a decision that would make it the first international sports federation to go down that path.The Guardian can reveal that in a 38-page draft document produced by its transgender working group, it is acknowledged that there is likely to be “at least a 20-30% greater risk” of injury when a female player is tackled by someone who has gone through male puberty. The document also says the latest science shows that trans women retain “significant”...

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Jul 19
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Tokyo Olympics in 2021 at risk of cancellation admits Japan's PM

Tokyo Olympics in 2021 at risk of cancellation admits Japan's PM

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has given the starkest warning yet that the rearranged Tokyo Olympics next year might have to be cancelled completely, saying it would be difficult to stage them if the coronavirus pandemic is not contained.Speaking in the Japanese parliament, Abe stressed the importance of developing vaccines and drugs to combat Covid-19 before the Games begin on 23 July next year. “The must be held in a way that shows the world has won its battle against the coronavirus pandemic,” he said. “Otherwise, it will be difficult to hold them.Read more“We’ve been saying we will...

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Apr 29
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British athlete calls on IOC to postpone 2020 Tokyo Olympics

British athlete calls on IOC to postpone 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The must act decisively by postponing the Tokyo 2020 Games because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a British athlete has told the Guardian.Guy Learmonth, who captained the GB team at the European Indoor Championships last year and is hoping to be picked in the 800m, has become the first British athlete to warn that the risks of going to Tokyo in July are not worth it in the current climate.“We have no idea how bad this is going to get, and what we have seen so far might be the tip of the iceberg,” Learmonth said. “Of course the IOC and the whole world wants a successful Olympics....

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Mar 15
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Russian Athletics Federation fined $10m for breaching anti-doping rules

Russian Athletics Federation fined $10m for breaching anti-doping rules

The Russian Athletics Federation has been hit with an unprecedented $10m fine for repeatedly breaching anti-doping rules. World has also ruled that only 10 Russian athletes can compete at the Tokyo Olympics as Authorised Neutral Athletes if the event goes ahead.The decision came after several Russian Athletics officials were banned for fabricating documents purporting to show that the 2018 world indoor high jump champion was too ill to provide his whereabouts for drug testing – which came from fake doctors operating from a bogus clinic based in Moscow.Read moreThe World Athletics president...

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Mar 12
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