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of sexual abuse will reveal, involving a former top us figure skating coach bin suck gump, and that's it. hans, i do. and you listen. you don't in cleveland pool, the top of your all sick friend, all the school. me, haven't you, though intensive in recent years, there has been a wave of revelations about sex abuse in sport, or from all over the world. people are speaking out. 265 athletes have brought allegations of sexual abuse against larry nasser, the u. s. olympic gymnastics, team, doctor, i know now where you really are a child, molester and a master manipulator. more sexual abuse, accusations were raised by a group of shop 3, an average former coach of brazil's domestics teams has been accused of sexually assaulted. dozens of young athletes, sexual abuse is rife in all areas of sport, individual and teams, sports amateur and professional sport. athletes are often abused by the very people
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who help them when metals. she was a hero, he was admired by everybody. so why would somebody believe me? i was just a little girl, she coming move out. so soccer limoges also such company irrespective of gender one, the sports person in 7 was sexually abused. when they were under 18, then the price paid to to, to retrieve up really was, was far too much. who knew? what makes the mill you of sport so favorable to sexual abuse? this problem does dish and finish noah all paid off. he li, redwood sienna eyes to skip del honda font forklift guide in this table to sports in for irons and felt on stroke to them. you shanele ross clover as long as the
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metals in money keep coming, they don't care. mm. we explored the issue of sexual abuse in several countries and several sports trying to get to the root of the problem and fathom why from governments to the io see, no one seems to be able to stop the terrible damage being inflicted on young people . mm. ah our investigation begins in the seaside town of blackpool in the north of england. this is the home of a former star of british book. i will
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. stewart was a premier league footballer and plead for england. he had a successful career. mm. oh, waited a very long time before speaking up about what his coach did to him. one morning in late 2016, paul read an article in the guardian newspaper in which an expert faller andy woodward, described how he was abused by his coach as a boy. i think it is a little bit further in the store. if i, if i upset him in any way, drop me from the t at any point you tell me, you will go and you will disappear and the dream won't happen. i was frightened to death because he had complete power over me. by that stage, it was like
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a double whammy, and he would try to abuse me sometimes even when my sister was in the same house, it was just like reading my own story, but with somebody else, somebody else's name and. and that really braz ignited with me if you will, fight really, really hit her. a strong note on i felt compelled to, to speak hope. ah paul was raped by his coach between the ages of 10 and 14. he took us to see the manchester suburb where he lived as a child, the place where the abuse started back. then as soon as the school day ended, paul would spend all his time on the football pitch across the motorway,
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a few 100 yards from his home. that was where frank roper, his abuser 1st spotted him. at the time roper was working as a talent scout. recruiting young hopefuls for a local club. what you used to do is you used to play football games after school again. so the skills and then people like him would come in around and look for players. and he, he brought to my dad because he was asking who the father was of the number turn roper took paula to his team. the assaults began a week later, paula's 10 the 1st time that he's sexually abused me, he whispered in my head. but if i tell anyone he would kill my mom and dad and my brothers. and he also said that this is what you have to do if you want to be a footballer. depending on his mood. oh, he would sometimes beat me up. her been my fingers by because he'd
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say my parents didn't love me. i used to take myself away, dreaming that i was playing. oh profit where much and i could play or wembley wearing and flight. and it was my way of almost this associates are you. so from what was actually happening became withdrawn. is school marx went from bad to worse. he started refusing to go to school and spent a lot of time in his bedroom. ah, within lunch. happy child. he had then was gone. replaced by a silent teenager who clung doggedly to his dream of becoming a footballer. hall was sexually assaulted almost daily for 4 years. how or
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less to free himself from the hold his coach had over him. this syndrome is familiar to sociologists. the child is in an extremely weak position and the club is all powerful. the coach is all powerful. are they? they will do as they're told otherwise, although be out and, and if you're a sports coach with, with some level of power and influence, then of course you have something to, to manipulate children with because they, they want your endorsement, they want your approval, they want your skills to train them, if you can offer them at glory that they can dream about and if you can offer them success, that is something that that would they would aspire to. then of course, you have an enormous power over them because there's too much at stake to, to say no to your coach. so this produces a very conformist, very conservative attitude amongst her among shoot boys where they will do as i
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told, and they will sacrifice whatever they need to sacrifice to make it into the team. and to stay in the team are all kept quiet. so as to stay on the team. but as he got older, he got stronger. late one afternoon when he was 14 rubber was giving him a lift home from football practice in his car. as usual, instead of taking him straight home, he parked in a secluded spot not far away. this was the place when when i just before i was 15 that i decided that enough was enough. he made in advance to reach over to me and leaned over to me. i pushed him off. i opened the door and just run and run from her
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home. and he never came back to the house again after that i'd, i'd simply enjoyed enough. you know, for years was a long, long time to, to, to so for a on a daily basis what i was, so for an all stewart is far from being an isolated case. in a high level british sport, the united kingdom has witnessed the biggest sexual abuse scandal and sporting history. the one involving the most victims and abusers. it is still ongoing. in late 2016, over a period of several weeks chilling revelations of hundreds of cases of sexual abuse of young footballers were headline news. the scandal was unleashed by a newspaper article. the one that prompted paul stuart to speak out. david con, as
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a guardian reporter, he was one of the team of journalists who broke the story in the article, published on the 16th of november 2016. and he would word a 43 year old ex footballer who had played professionally at regional level revealed that he had been raped by his coach between the ages of $11.17. it was obviously a very powerful interview with m d. woodward. but i don't think that anybody realised than that it would release the floodgates of so many other people coming forward. me. 4 days later, steve walters, another ex footballer told how his coach had abused him. the following day, david white, a former manchester city player, described how he too had been abused by his coach. more and more victims came forward. in a single week,
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6 footballers accused their former coaches in the fortnight after the initial article. 350 footballers spoke out ah, the nation was devastated by their stories. the police squad that dealt with that ophelia cases was tasked with coordinating all the information. it took the investigators over a year and a half to produce an initial report with their lips, almost $3000.00 referrals that police had purely as a result of the initial sort of public story that i'm the woodward actually made around $300.00 suspects that were identified some were dead, some, there wasn't sufficient evidence to prosecute, but for many the was and some of those trials are still ongoing. now,
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i'm actually involved around about $350.00 football clubs, all levels of the game. so much $300.00 suspects. 350 clubs, 3000 referrals. the country reeled at the figures, but they came as no surprise to those who had been studying the problem for years. i recall thinking when i 1st saw it was a game changer for some of those. i suppose it it was almost what we'd been waiting for a while. oh, oh. oh oh,
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i ah it for empowering ourselves to be more efficient quicker with our transactions. but with that comes a trade off, every device is a potential entry point for security at any machine because it's an extension of traditional time. the defenders have always been one step behind the attackers with one called option in the offering. it's not a matter of, if it happens, it's a matter of went to
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a my car chill is a sports sociologist, sexual abuse. this is specialist field. he is one of a dozen or so academics around the world. they've been trying to draw attention to the issue for years until the football scandal. no one wanted to know myself in these. andras few like i do, sir. lucas stuck when the figure is all said dick. good savvy deja roy is stacy except it is. and they were all da da da sydney can't commit down per rail close to all the shortest ship war. boy, if you think girl, because said they bought several 1000 athletes in belgium and the netherlands took part in a study published in 20151 study about 4000 x
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athletes. and they looked all forms of, of abuse on the, the headline find in a was that just over 14 percent of their sample had experienced some form of sexual violence. 14 percent is about one in 7. the evidence suggests that one in 7 athletes under 18 be the male or female experiences sexual abuse. but study use the term sexual abuse and the broad sense of the convention on the rights of the child to mean anything from indecent images to rate. that is massive. i deeply trouble it. but also within that study, they found that athletes who were non heterosexual identified, their prefers rate was also higher. they found that to athletes from a minority ethnic background, their prevalence rate was also higher. and they found that athletes at the
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international level who performed the international level, the prevalence rate for those athletes was, i think, just a 30 percent. so considerably higher than the that the general sample. so simple, an important study in the 1st real robust study we've had in this, in this area that's boring. with dell stuart reached the international level in his sport. the level at which almost one athlete in 3 has experienced sexual abuse in $1086.00. 8 years after he found the strength to rebuff his coach, he fulfilled his dream. age 22. he signed a 200000 pound contract to play for manchester city, one of the top british clubs in the 198788 season alone. he scored 28 goals. the london club tottenham hotspur paid a fortune for him and in 1091 he scored a goal that one has seen the fe cut o had seen fortune and
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professional recognition. he moved to london with his wife and he had met 3 years earlier. their 1st child was born around then in magazine photographs. paul looks the happiest of men as if he had forgotten the 4 years of sexual abuse. but victory's adulation and wealth, we're not enough to heal the wounds. well, i'll stop it denied tobin london. i was parted with teammates and somebody offered me a tablet. i didn't really know what it was at the time, but it was x to say, no. you, once i took the tablet, all of a sudden the euphoria was just fresh. like nothing i'd ever felt before. much. it was just it just made you so happy. then
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i got hoped on both x to say ok. ok. i was just in such a self the stroke mode at that time and the more drink god. the more drugs have the more i needed to sometimes just normal to pain after a year and rehab paul ended his career and football, he set up a small medical communications business and went back to live in blackpool with his wife and their 3 children. frank roper, his abuser, was never brought to trial. he died of cancer in 2005. he the police received allegations of abuse by roper from 31 victims. paul kept his secret for 42 years. why do most victims keep quiet about their abuse?
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ah ah, in the suburbs of madrid, a former champion gymnast, describe so sexual abuse, victims locked themselves into silence. gloria this terrace was an olympic gymnast. it was 36 years before she spoke about her experience. i live and i have a hard it's so nice feelings on this mail. they did last, you know, the mathnasium mixed feelings in my experience was not in the gym. i was not allowed to look up. i was just looking down to the floor when our and
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given us glorious story starts with the little girl who loved sport. got a big grocery my, me but you know, i, i remember those were the happy days in the gym. you know, i was really, really excited about didn't i only thought about being in the gym and working out when i moved out of the 1st you the local club, i went to the national training center and must have been 11, probably 10 or 11. i think i was just starting to train with, with the coach. the coach was his use car bio, the star of spanish gymnastics. you know, he was very charming. he had been
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a very good gymnast. we felt very special that he paid attention to us. you know, then now, then the strange things started to happen. this was very subtle, very, very slow. he isolated us from the rest of our world. he would not allow us to speak with with the boys in the jean, but also with our brothers and sisters. and a sudden our parents are bad ones. he controlled what we ate. he controlled our sleeping. he controlled everything, you know. so then he started giving us the massage. ah, he and i used to be the 1st one getting to the gym in the afternoon. he would
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make me work wait for him. and then in the warm up room that was in the basement, that ranked by him, it felt like my body was there, but i was not, i was, i was dancing with carmen, or they bolero there, ravel, and that's what i, what i did, i had to keep my mind b. c with other stuff. i used to repeat in my mind, my routine over and over and over and over and over again. just not to think for . busy ringback busy busy monday i couldn't stop the tears and i came out crying.
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and so my father went after him to the locker room, and i could hear them screaming from outside. and my father came out and he told me, you're not ever coming back here again. he never asked me. i never told you my, i thought this is going with me to my grave. my secret some survivors of abuse will talk about how they didn't want to speak about what was happening because it wasn't just their dream. it was their parents treat and so for many survivors it isn't. it's often not till the parents have of actually died that they're able to feel able to speak about the experiences they had. gloria is one such survivor. she waited until her father died to speak out. in 2012 aged 48, she reported the abuse to the police. in the ensuing investigation,
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14 people testified against his use. car bio, several girls he coached alongside, gloria reported inappropriate touching. some like i read martinez. agreed to testify publicly. others such as on the dana san jose, who married carbajal, testified in his favor. the abuse had happened too long ago for car bio to be tried . eventually, an agreement was reached with the spanish gymnastics federation, under which he ceased to be a national coach. at the time, a chairman of the federation was none other than car bios own son. also a former champion, gymnast car by o is denied the abuse and still has a sizable fan following. she just told me that he loved me. so of course you had, you had this love hate relationship. he was your coach who carol here
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and the distance is just so confusing you don't at that age, you don't know what's going on. i felt responsible for what was happening to me. i t. i felt ashamed. i thought i provoked it because i was pretty so i was not gonna tell my father that i was provoking that, or anybody, you know, if somebody had asked me, i would have denied it at that time. on vin, i'm kinda i was for, she's in franklin niched shaft tut and asked him if my 2 position went to him. if it's a win done and a stifled zagging eddies is fine photons, good food are fewer warranty, zocker does. it does unfair to sneak hashed in viet von they can no longer gosh, making her want on socially. and i got there to stop that so surprising. we don't teach children from
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a young age what their rights are. if we did those kinds of things, we might start to erode the vulnerability that they are, that these children have many factors make these crimes easy to commit. and hard to report in sporting context. the power the coach has over the athletes. the fact that they are used to pain on a culture of obedience, parental pressure, shame, and dreams of glory. you might think sporting federations would do their utmost to protect their athletes and punish the perpetrators that very often they do just the opposite. some generations deliberately conceal abuse and protect abusers. the u. s. swimming federation is one of the worst examples usa swimming federation is
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a powerful organization of the 104 metals, one by the usa and the 2016 olympics. 33 were won by swimmers. this is the federation that produced michael phelps, the athlete who currently holds the most olympic titles with 28 metals. to his credit. it has almost 4 100000 members and an annual budget of over $40000000.00. one man is responsible for the success. chuck? well guess who was executive director of usa swimming for 20 years. chuck warriors succeeded in turning a non profit sporting association into a highly profitable federation. and during the 20 years when he was executive director, he covered up numerous cases of sexual abuse. we're
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