Marcel Aubut resigns permanently as Canadian Olympic President as more allegations emerge, by Nick Butler, for InsidetheGames.biz

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Marcel Aubut resigns permanently as Canadian Olympic Committee President as more allegations emerge


Macel Aubut has resigned as President of the Canadian Olympic Committee ©COC

Marcel Aubut has formally resigned as President of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) today after several more allegations of sexual harassment were made against him.

The offical announced earlier in the week that he was stepping down on a temporary basis for the duration of an investigation which has been opened against him.

But although that original allegation has reportedly been withdrawn because the complainent no longer wants to pursue it, another one has been opened as several other women have come forward.

In a statement, Aubut admitted his attitude “could at times be perceived as questionable by some women and could have caused them to feel uncomfortable”, vowing to adjust his behaviour accordingly in the future.

“I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to those who may have been offended by my behaviour,” he added.

This represents a substantial downturn in fortunes for the 67-year-old barely two months after he invited International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach to Montreal for a COC Excellence Day and seemed destined to spearhead a Toronto bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.

To read the entire story: http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1030670/marcel-aubut-resigns-permanently-as-canadian-olympic-committee-president-as-more-allegations-emerge

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  • Larry Eder

    Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself." Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."

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