Newspaper says athletics star coach being investigated for sexual misconduct

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One of the head coaches in World Athletics, American rana rider He is being investigated for suspected sexual misconduct. became a coach. target of US Center for SafeSport, an independent organization that investigates allegations of sexual abuse, according to the British newspaper Guardian.

In recent years Ryder has become well known and respected in the athletics world for training a number of athletes who have achieved impressive results. The latest case is of Canada’s Andre de Grasse, the 200m Olympic champion at the Tokyo Olympics this year. Another star already coached by Ryder is Christian Taylor, a two-time Olympic champion and a four-time world champion in the triple jump.

Reader was the target of “multiple” allegations of sexual misconduct received by the US Center for SafeSport, according to the British newspaper. The organization also suggested that athletes terminate their working partnership with it, as was the case with British athletes, Adam Jimmy and Daryl Nieta. The two trained with Reeder at their base in Florida.

The concern was confirmed by the UK Athletics Federation, UK Athletics. “As part of UK Athletics’ commitment to ensuring that fair conduct is consistent across all areas, without exception, we have completed additional due diligence where questions have been raised regarding UK Athlete Support Personnel. The Center for SafeSport has since several complaints of sexual misconduct have been filed against coach Rana Ryder and an investigation is imminent in the United States, with UK Athletics suggesting that UK athletes should end all ties until the process is complete. being trained by them to make ends meet.

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in touch with reports from GuardianThe coach said he was not aware of the complaints. “You can contact my lawyer as this is new to me,” Reeder said. Coach’s defender Ryan Stephens told the British newspaper there was no evidence.

“SafeSport has not issued any notification to Rana. The timing and dubious motives associated with these unproven attacks on Rana’s reputation need a thorough investigation and investigation, and this has not yet happened,” Stephens said.

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