Monday, January 02, 2006

Sexual Harrassment and the Olympics

Gearing up to the 2006 Olympics and interesting story has emerged about the women's skeleton team. To be honest, I have no clue what skeleton is- something like luge which is another sport I know nothing about -- but the coach of the team Tim Nardiello has been accused of sexual harassment. Turns out that he had been accused previously but no investigation was opened.

The idiot, Matt Roy who ran the skeleton federation in 2002 when the first accusation surfaced said today in the NY Times,
"I think, I assume, we treated it seriously and looked into it..."
Gee thanks. I think, I assume he's an idiot.

Some of the comments Nardiello is accused of saying include:
"athletes' legs should not be spread apart, 'unless I am between them,' and suggesting that athletes should picture their sleds as their 'naked boyfriend.'"
He is also accused of barging into the female athletes rooms while they were dressing.

When the story first broke the coach still had his job, but now he has been suspended. Stay tuned.

Skeleton Coach Was Admonished in 2002
Coach Suspended Amid Accusations

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