Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has renewed her call for a national sports ombudsman who can hold governing bodies to account, after a Daily Telegraph survey of elite British sportswomen found alarming levels of harassment, bullying and sexism. Grey-Thompson, the winner of 11 Paralympic gold medals and now a cross-party peer, led a year-long review into the duty of care provided for British athletes and said that she was not surprised by the results of The Telegraph research. Almost a third of British elite sportswomen said that they had suffered sexual harassment, 49 per cent had been the victim of bullying, 54 per cent of sportswomen said that they had suffered gender discrimination and almost three-quarters felt judged on how they look. A total of 73 per cent of the 301 respondents also felt agreement with Andy Murray’s statement that: “I’ve been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal.” Grey-Thompson responded to the headline statistics by asking, “Where is the duty of care?” and told The Telegraph that “the figures don’t surprise me, and match with many things that I was told through the work I did”. Grey-Thompson believes that there have been improvements since her duty of care review was published in… Read full this story
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