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Complaints have also been made about USA Gymnastics for not alerting authorities about known abuses or taking action against the perpetrators.
The organization responded to the report with a statement. ‘USA Gymnastics has been proactive in helping to educate the gymnastics community and will continue to take every punitive action available within our jurisdiction and cooperate fully with law enforcement.’
The investigation also reports that abuses are occurring in small gyms across the US. Gym owners are often aware of the abuses carried out by coaches on their premises, but do not go to the police through fear of being closed down. Coaches who are fired instead of being reported to authorities get to keep their licence and are able to simply move on to another gym.