Protect All Athletes from Abuse!

Protect All Athletes from Abuse!

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    The petition above concerns the issue of abuse in the sports world. When athletes speak out about abuse they have endured they are usually silenced which results in not bringing much awareness to the topic. Therefore, not many governments have enforced strong rules to prevent abuse in sports. Signing this petition will help raise awareness to support helpless athletes get the justice they deserve.


   This relentless culture leaves athletes with little choice other than to accept that they should ignore pain, play through injuries, and do whatever it takes in pursue ideas of success often instilled from a young age. Athletes have referred to the fear of «rocking the boat» and the need to remain silent to avoid deselection, resulting in athletes who are afraid to speak out because of the consequences it may have on their careers. Even if they do gain the confidence to speak out athletes may not be taken seriously, with their voices being censored, shutdown or ignored. Many of the athletes reported having chronic injuries that they will never recover from due to over-use and training or competing through the pain. While the spotlight has been shone on the failures and abuses that have occurred in Gymnastics, it is not the only sport guilty of enacting psychological and physical harm upon its athletes. Questions are being asked about the price being paid for success. It is clear that the drive for success and desire to win should not be at the cost of the individuals involved.

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