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Statement: Bobsleigh / Skeleton Open Letter

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TORONTO – AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, released the following statement in response to an open letter sent to Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton.

AthletesCAN has been made aware of an open letter sent to Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton by over 80 athletes from the sport. These athletes provided an overview of the mental, physical, emotional, and financial suffering they have endured over years from their own federation.

AthleteCAN fully supports the athletes’ call for an authentic independent investigation with its findings made public in a written report, while at the same time, when requested, protect the anonymity of the athlete(s). Furthermore, we fully endorse that the selection of any hearing body appointees or independent investigators must be agreed to by the athletes.

An environment that allows all Canadian national team athletes to feel safe and engages athletes in decision making processes is essential to the success and well being of all athletes.

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AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is the only fully independent and most inclusive athlete organization in the country and the first organization of its kind in the world.  As the voice of Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN ensures an athlete-centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture. Follow us on social @AthletesCAN.

For more information, please contact: 

Alan Hudes

Manager, Communications & Sport Partnerships
AthletesCAN
Phone: 613-526-4025 Ext. 224
ahudes@athletescan.ca