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Volume 26 No. 174
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Humphries' Bid To Be Released From Bobsleigh Canadian Denied

Humphries (l) had filed a lawsuit against Bobsleigh Canada, claiming to be the victim of verbal and mental abuse
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Humphries (l) had filed a lawsuit against Bobsleigh Canada, claiming to be the victim of verbal and mental abuse
Photo: GETTY IMAGES
Humphries (l) had filed a lawsuit against Bobsleigh Canada, claiming to be the victim of verbal and mental abuse
Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Gold Medal-winner Kaillie Humphries yesterday "lost her bid to be released from the Canadian bobsled team to compete for the United States," according to Kevin Martin of the CALGARY SUN. Humphries chose "not to take action through the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, and instead initiated court action at the last minute." Justice Charlene Anderson said that governing bodies "have the option to prevent athletes from competing for other nations." Humphries last week filed a $45M lawsuit against the organization, alleging she was the "victim of verbal and mental abuse at the hands of head coach Todd Hays" (CALGARY SUN, 9/18). The CP noted Humphries married U.S. bobsledder Travis Armbruster last weekend, which "would allow her to represent the U.S. in competition if she was released by Canada" (CP, 9/17).