British excessive leap coach Fayaaz “Fuzz” Caan has been handed a three-year suspension following a UK Athletics (UKA) disciplinary investigation into his conduct, the game’s nationwide governing physique has introduced.
A complete of 12 misconduct expenses have been leveled towards Caan after the investigation had concluded, together with his responses included within the report printed on the UKA web site.
Two of the costs have been eliminated by UKA, however Caan admitted that he had used “industrial language” (swearing) and “did not act with dignity” and “courtesy” in direction of athletes and different coaches on a number of events.
He additionally admitted that he had mocked individuals with bodily disabilities by “stroll[ing] with a limp” and utilizing phrases resembling “gammy leg,” usually used to explain a ache or harm.
UKA additionally alleged that Caan had threatened to kick an athlete out of his coaching group if she developed an consuming dysfunction – a cost he denied.
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He additionally denied that he created an environment in his coaching group “the place bullying was commonplace and acceptable,” however did settle for that bullying occurred between athletes in his group.
Caan has not spoken publicly concerning the investigation and has been unable to achieve him for remark.
Caan’s teaching license has been suspended by UKA since June 2021 whereas the investigation was ongoing, which means his three-year suspension runs by way of June 29, 2024. He doesn’t have the precise to enchantment the choice.
A former worldwide excessive jumper whose profession was curtailed by harm, Caan was appointed as a UKA nationwide coach in 2009 and coached British excessive jumper Robbie Grabarz to a silver medal on the 2012 London Olympics.
He was because of coach Morgan Lake and Emily Borthwick on the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 earlier than his suspension was introduced, in accordance with the BBC.