Former UK football player Andy Woodward was sexually abused as a child by his coach. He recently broke his silence and has started a discussion on social media about sexual abuse in youth athletics.
The study on doping in West Germany continues to raise questions; Ines Geipel, Chairperson of the Doping Victims Assistance Organisation, deplores the doping of minors. (16.08.2013)
A former footballer has said that he was paid thousands of pounds to keep quiet about sexual abuse that he suffered as a boy at Chelsea. This is the latest revelation in a growing scandal that has hit English football. (02.12.2016)
A hotline set up as England's football sex-abuse crisis grows has had over 860 calls in its first week. That's threefold more than in first three days of the helpline for victims of serial pedophile Jimmy Savile. (01.12.2016)
Football coach Barry Bennell has denied eight child abuse offences in the 1980s. The case is one of a handful that has opened up the sport to scrutiny after several players came forward in 2016 to describe sex abuse.
Sexual violence against children and young people in sports is a problem that has only recently started to be publicized. Sports associations are implementing protective measures, but more awareness is needed.
The country's Catholic Church has paid more than quarter of a billion Australian dollars to child sexual abuse victims. An inquiry concluded that, while thousands of claims were made, many victims had not come forward.
Andy Woodward was the first to publicly come forward about the abuse he suffered as a boy. Now 248 British football clubs have been implicated in a wide-ranging investigation into child abuse. Samira Shackle reports.
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