U.S. track coach Salazar gets lifetime ban for sexual, emotional misconduct


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The world has changed underneath his coaching style.

Emotional abuse is very subjective. Physical abuse is much clearer.

I've had coaches screaming at me and calling me names trying to get me to learn. Not every day, but sometimes it would be a few weeks where I hated going to train. They'd tried everything else first. As I look back, I'm thankful to those coaches. They got me over a trailing hump that was holding back my skills. I also know that some of the stretches we did would appear highly sexual to the uninformed. There was nothing at all sexual about any of it - from either side (stretcher or stretchee).

The public at large isn't really able to judge what is emotional or physical abuse within a sport, but for people in the sport, I have high confidence in their ability to judge, provided the truth is shared.

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Tragedy. Oft are those with tremendous talent are terrible humans.

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