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British athletics coach given three-year suspension for using ‘industrial language’ and mocking people with disabilities | CNN


British excessive soar coach Fayaaz “Fuzz” Caan has been handed a three-year suspension following a UK Athletics (UKA) disciplinary investigation into his conduct, the game’s nationwide governing physique has introduced.

A complete of 12 misconduct expenses had been leveled towards Caan after the investigation had concluded, along with his responses included within the report revealed on the UKA web site.

Two of the fees had been eliminated by UKA, however Caan admitted that he had used “industrial language” (swearing) and “didn’t act with dignity” and “courtesy” in direction of athletes and different coaches on a number of events.

He additionally admitted that he had mocked folks with bodily disabilities by “stroll[ing] with a limp” and utilizing phrases reminiscent of “gammy leg,” typically used to explain a ache or damage.

UKA additionally alleged that Caan had threatened to kick an athlete out of his coaching group if she developed an consuming dysfunction – a cost he denied.

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He additionally denied that he created an environment in his coaching group “the place bullying was commonplace and acceptable,” however did settle for that bullying occurred between athletes in his group.

Caan has not spoken publicly concerning the investigation and CNN has been unable to succeed in him for remark.

Caan’s teaching license has been suspended by UKA since June 2021 whereas the investigation was ongoing, that means his three-year suspension runs by June 29, 2024. He doesn’t have the appropriate to attraction the choice.

A former worldwide excessive jumper whose profession was curtailed by damage, Caan was appointed as a UKA nationwide coach in 2009 and coached British excessive jumper Robbie Grabarz to a silver medal on the 2012 London Olympics.

He was as a result of coach Morgan Lake and Emily Borthwick on the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 earlier than his suspension was introduced, in response to the BBC.

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