Great Britain Olympic bobsleigh coach accused of racism by athlete

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A senior coach working with Great Britain’s Olympic bobsleigh squad has been accused of racism amid multiple complaints over a “toxic atmosphere” in the sport.

Earlier this year, a host of athletes wrote anonymously to the chief executive of governing body the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) to “share concerns over the behaviour of key performance and management staff”.

In confidential documents obtained by the BBC, the athletes told Richard Parker their concerns were “of the highest order, mentioning bullying, racism, sexism and discrimination”.