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)
Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson has been charged with covering up sex abuse by another priest during the 1970s. He maintains his innocence and has refused to resign from his role as archbishop in South Australia.
Two of Argentina's biggest football clubs have been named in child abuse allegations made by a local NGO. Former youth players from River Plate and Independiente have reported a child prostitution ring.
The Barry Bennell child abuse trial has rocked football in the UK. While legislation passed in the two decades since he committed most of his crimes provides more protection for young footballers, more needs to be done.
The proposed law comes after two cases of adult men who had sex with 11-year-old girls shocked France. Currently, sex acts with someone under 15 years of age are illegal but it must be proved that they were forced.
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