GEF updates FIG Council on case numbers and independent national reviews

The President of the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation (GEF), President Micheline Calmy-Rey, updated the FIG Council at its virtual meeting on 21 May on the Foundation’s activities during its first two full years of operation. Since its establishment in 2019, the GEF has registered 62 cases, 38 of which were related to safeguarding issues. As the GEF becomes better known, it anticipates that the number of cases will increase.


The GEF also provided an initial overview of the various independent reviews carried out in Australia, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and the USA (and one currently underway in Great Britain) after numerous allegations of abuse, in an effort to identify safeguarding issues that are systemic to the culture of gymnastics worldwide.