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Statement: Boxing 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 Boxing Canada

On behalf of over 121 current and former national boxing stakeholders, we are sharing their public letter of their ongoing struggles.

We support these athletes as they continue their internal processes and advocate for a better boxing culture, while we look to further our ongoing work with the Minister’s office, and fellow sport partners

We commend the International Boxing Association (IBA) for taking swift action over the past week in response to the open letter by our members. There is no place for toxic leadership within the Canadian sport system now or in the future.

About AthletesCAN

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 or Join #TheCollective today

For more information, please contact: 

Alan Hudes

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