Sexual harassment on women’s US Biathlon team leads to SafeSport investigation -- and sanctions

1 of 7 | FILE – Joanne Reid, left, of United States, and compatriot Deedra Irwin embrace at the finish line during the women’s 4 x 6 km relay race at the biathlon World Cup in Anterselva, Italy, Jan. 22, 2022. The United States Biathlon national champion was sexually harassed and abused for years by a ski-wax technician while racing on the sport’s elite World Cup circuit, investigators found. When the two-time Olympian complained, Reid said she was told his behavior was just part of the male European culture. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) Read More 2 of 7 | FILE – Joanne Reid, of The United States, competes during the women 7.5 km sprint competition at the Biathlon World Cup event in Pokljuka, Slovenia, Jan. 5, 2023. The United States Biathlon national champion was sexually harassed and abused for years by a ski-wax technician while racing on the sport’s elite World Cup circuit, investigators found. When the two-time Olympian complained, Reid said she was told his behavior was just part of the male European culture. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File) Read More 3 of 7 | FILE – Joanne Reid, of the United States, shoots during the women’s 4×6 km relay competition at the IBU World Biathlon Championships in Oestersund, Sweden, March 16, 2019. The United States Biathlon national champion was sexually harassed and abused for years by a ski-wax technician while racing on the sport’s elite World Cup circuit, investigators found. When the two-time Olympian complained, Reid said she was told his behavior was just part of the male European culture. (Jessica Gow/TT via AP, File) 4 of 7 | FILE – Joanne Reid of the United States competes during the women 7.5km sprint competition at the Biathlon World Cup race in Hochfilzen, Austria, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. The United […]

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