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UK Athletics Accused Of Covering Up Sexual Abuse Allegation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 05 / 16

UK Athletics has been "accused of a 'cover-up' over its handling of an allegation of sexual abuse by a coach," according to the BBC. A former athlete has alleged, in details issued through her lawyers, that "Darrell Bunn groomed her when she was 16, and then sexually abused her." The athlete, now in...

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