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New Details Emerge From British Swimming Investigation Into 'Climate Of Fear'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 17 / 17

New details have emerged of the " climate of fear " to which GB Para-swimmers were subjected by former head coach Rob Greenwood, according to Dan Roan of the BBC. Among the findings of a confidential final report, investigators found Greenwood "inappropriately disclosed an athlete's medical informat...

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