Sexual harassment cases in sport

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In December, the journal published a special issue on eating disorders in sport and exercise. At the Orlando JCSP editorial board meeting, several of us entertained the possibility of underscoring the importance of the MeToo movement by developing a call for papers to produce a special issue around sexual harassment in sport for the journal. To my knowledge, our journal has rarely possibly never published on this important topic. For me, the MeToo movement was especially powerful as it uncovered several painful memories from the past.

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Researching Women and Sport pp Cite as. This quotation conies from a television interview in with Ray Wyre, Director of the Gracewell Clinic for the rehabilitation of sex offenders. It sums up neatly the myth surrounding sexual harassment and abuse, that such behaviours are the result of stranger danger when, in reality, just the opposite is the case. This chapter draws on my own experiences of carrying out preliminary research into sexual harassment and abuse by sports coaches: in particular, it explores the methodological and ethical difficulties faced when researching such sensitive and emotive topics.

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Jack is an 18 yr old swimmer who is in his last year of high school. He is a butterfly swimmer who excels at the m event, holding the national record in his age category. Younger swimmers look up to Jack admiring his success in the pool. Jack also excels in his academic studies: he is the top of his class, he has been on the school student council for the past two years, and every year he leads a group of students in a volunteer project at the local homeless shelter. He has a supportive family who are proud of his sports accomplishments.
Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor, could face life in prison when he is sentenced on sexual assault charges next month. He has been accused of molesting more than female athletes during the three decades he worked with USA Gymnastics. Penny was accused by victims of failing to quickly notify authorities about abuse allegations.