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#147541 - 03/29/07 03:22 AM Skaters abused by coach
VN Offline

Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 723
I wish people know, how much more often such of this occurs then ever is public. This occured at training center I was part of, but before I trained there. I credit to both these ladies, that they have strength to be able to make this report. I know of how very hard it is to make abuse public. But there is so much more that occurs, with different coaches.,0,623318.story?coll=hc-headlines-local


#147559 - 03/29/07 06:55 AM Re: Skaters abused by coach [Re: VN]
Grunty1967b Offline

Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 861
Loc: Australia

Thanks for letting us know about the article. Let’s hope that people are very cautious before becoming involved in any activities this ex-coach is involved in – especially his photography modelling studio (ouch!!).

VN, I hope reading about this didn’t distress you too much either considering it was at ‘your’ centre. Take care hey?

#148434 - 04/03/07 12:14 AM Re: Skaters abused by coach [Re: Grunty1967b]
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
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I can imagine how this would make you feel. As the story makes so clear, there's a huge difference in power here. The student skaters will of course fear to speak out against the coach; how are they not to conclude this would damage or even end their careers? I just feel for the students and how they felt as they realized that at that particular moment their careers depended on tolerating the abuse and not on their talents and athletic abilities.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)


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