Sports

‘It isn’t up to children to protect themselves’: How to keep kids safe from sexual abuse in sports

February 12, 2019

This story is the third of a three-part series by CBC News and Sports on abuse in amateur sport in Canada. Read the first and second stories in the series. As the scope of the problem of child sexual abuse in Canadian amateur sports becomes clear, the sports world is left playing catch-up as it tries to revamp safety policies […]

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Local sports clubs say they’re left on their own to protect young athletes from abuse

February 11, 2019

This story is the second of a three-part series by CBC News and Sports on abuse in amateur sport in Canada. Read the first story here. Brian Jessup hasn’t put on his figure skates in years. They belong to a chapter in his life that he has desperately tried to forget. “I was robbed of being […]

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‘Robbed of being able to have a normal life’: Ex-skater says local club ill equipped to deal with sex abuse

February 11, 2019

This story is the second of a three-part series by CBC News and Sports on abuse in amateur sport in Canada. Read the first story here. Brian Jessup hasn’t put on his figure skates in years. They belong to a chapter in his life that he has desperately tried to forget. “I was robbed of being […]

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Local sports clubs say they’re left on their own to protect young athletes from coach misconduct

February 11, 2019

This story is the second of a three-part series by CBC News and Sports on abuse in amateur sport in Canada. Brian Jessup hasn’t put on his figure skates in years. They belong to a chapter in his life that he has desperately tried to forget. “I was robbed of being able to have a […]

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Sex offences against minors: Investigation reveals more than 200 Canadian coaches convicted in last 20 years

February 10, 2019

This story is the first of a three-part series by CBC News and Sports on abuse in amateur sport in Canada. At least 222 coaches who were involved in amateur sports in Canada have been convicted of sexual offences in the past 20 years involving more than 600 victims under the age of 18, a joint […]

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Is pot a performance enhancer for athletes? Legalization could allow for a closer look

November 6, 2018

During his lengthy figure skating career, Dylan Moscovitch had to learn how to deal with immense pressure. He also had to deal with the physical rigours of the sport. He navigated both successfully, retiring earlier this year after a career that included multiple podium finishes, Canadian championships and an Olympic silver medal. There were lots […]

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