Posted by Editor on 01/26/24
We are deeply saddened to have to report that former pro cyclist Alexander Amiri has been banned for life from sanctioned events as a participant in any capacity, including coach, athlete, volunteer, employee, consultant, commentator, assistant or spectator.
The full statement from Cycling Canada:
Cycling Canada advises that Mr. Alexander Amiri of Victoria, BC, is permanently ineligible from all Cycling Canada, and affiliated, activities and events as a participant in any capacity, including coach, athlete, volunteer, employee, consultant, commentator, assistant or spectator.
This sanction is imposed based on the finding of an adjudicative Panel that Alexander Amiri breached various sections of the 2021 Cycling Canada Code of Conduct & Ethics. These breaches include, but are not limited to, sexual misconduct and grooming of a minor.
Cycling Canada commends the courage of those who have come forward regarding this matter and will not comment further on this case out of respect for their privacy and confidentiality.
Cycling Canada has a fundamental responsibility to protect the health and well-being of its organization, members and participants, all of whom have the right to play and compete in an environment free from harassment, maltreatment and abuse. To that end, Cycling Canada became an early signatory of the Abuse-Free Sport Program in December 2022 and remains committed to working closely with its members to create safe and inclusive environments that foster and preserve positive, healthy and enjoyable experiences for all.
Safe Sport resources for all Cycling Canada participants can be found here.
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