the leaders of the Federation convened on Tuesday by the Minister of Sport

The president of the French gymnastics federation and the national technical director are summoned on Tuesday by the sports minister, following testimonies of ill-treatment by six former gymnasts of the French team.

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Six former gymnasts of the French national team report physical or psychological violence.  (SANDRO DI CARLO DARSA/MAXPPP)

They are the president of the French Gymnastics Federation James Blateau and the national technical director Kévinn Rabaud “summoned” in the sports minister’s office Amélie Oudéa-Castéra on Tuesday May 16 at 12:15, learned the direction of Radio France’s Sports from a source close to the dossier, confirming the information of the Parisian.

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The purpose of this call is “shed light” following the broadcast on the Stade 2 program of testimonies from six former French national team gymnasts denouncing the abuse, this source said.

Six former gymnasts, four of whom have spoken out, reported physical or psychological abuse by a senior official of the French artistic gymnastics team and a coach. An administrative investigation will be launched.

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