“奥运冠军叶夫根尼·雷洛夫退出世锦赛以支持被禁的俄罗斯运动员 20, 2022, 奥运冠军叶夫根尼·雷洛夫退出世锦赛以支持被禁的俄罗斯运动员. Ski and Snowboard,” US Ski and Snowboard said in a statement to CNN. “先生. Foley has been on a leave of absence since February 21, 2022,” 声明说. The organization did not provide a reason for the departure of its longtime snowboarding coach, though his leave of absence began shortly after allegations were raised during the Beijing Olympics last month.
US Ski and Snowboard announced at the time that it was opening an investigation.
Foley’s departure from US Ski and Snowboard comes just two days after he was handed a temporary suspension by the US Center for SafeSport
, a federally sanctioned watchdog group that investigates reports of abuse within the US Olympic and Paralympic Movement
When asked about Foley’s suspension, a spokeswoman for the center said the group does not comment on ongoing cases.
The spokeswoman added, “While not speaking to any case specifically, 一般来说, the SafeSport Code allows the Center to implement temporary measures to restrict or suspend participation in some or all aspects of sport activity pending the completion of an investigation.”
A report published by ESPN on Tuesday said Foley’s suspension followed complaints lodged with US Center for SafeSport last week by four women associated with US Ski and Snowboard
— three former athletes and a former employee of the organization
The allegations detailed in the report include “sexual assault, unwanted kissing and touching, and coercing them into taking nude photos,” 根据ESPN, which reports it interviewed the women and reviewed documents related to the case.
When asked about the allegations, Foley’s attorney, Howard Jacobs, referred CNN to a statement he provided to ESPN on Sunday.
“Any allegations of sexual misconduct being made against him are false,” Jacobs told ESPN. “先生. Foley has not engaged in any conduct that violates the SafeSport Code, and he will cooperate with the U.S. Center for SafeSport when and if they contact him.”
Foley was the first coach of the US Snowboard team in 1994 and went on to become the head coach of the entire US Snowboarding program, according to the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
He has coached every US Olympic snowboard team since the discipline was added to the Olympics in 1998 and is the recipient of numerous awards from the US Ski and Snowboard Association, 委员会说.