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Parents can help hold sports organizations accountable on sexual abuse, say experts

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 28 Oct, 2021 02:27 PM
  • Parents can help hold sports organizations accountable on sexual abuse, say experts

Hockey parents rattled by yet another abuse scandal can press sports organizations about what they're doing to keep young athletes safe, say experts, as accusations swirling around the Chicago Blackhawks' renew concerns about player safety.

North Vancouver native Kyle Beach has come forward as one of the accusers at the centre of an investigation into how senior leaders of the NHL team mishandled sexual assault allegations against an assistant coach.

Beach was a 20-year-old minor leaguer called up in case the Blackhawks needed help in the playoffs at the time of the alleged assault in 2010.

The CEO of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada says Beach's story shows how athletes at every level can fall prey to abuse.

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