Some contortionists in Mongolia start practicing the art as young as 6 years old and train up to four hours a day to perfect their flexibility.
Parents, your kids will be fine if they don't start -- as long as you're fine! For the first time my son didn't start today, and I couldn't have been prouder. He was the only one on the bench standing and cheering for his teammates.
Kids like Johnny and Jenny are clearly devoted to their sports. But they are not the only ones who are committed: so are their parents.
Just because there is a law, doesn't mean there is justice. Just because there is a law, there is no guarantee of ethical conduct. So what is the answer?
Having been an Olympic swimmer who endured sexual abuse during the entire course of my 10-year career, with no resources available to help me, I decided I would found an independent organization to keep athletes safe.