US Snowboard Coach, Rider Being Investigated For Misconduct

Feb 12, 2022, 3:32 PM
Hagen Kearney - Beijing 2022...
Hagen Kearney of Team United States performs a trick during the Men's Snowboard Cross Qualification on Day 6 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Genting Snow Park on February 10, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — U.S. Ski & Snowboard is investigating allegations that longtime Olympic coach Peter Foley took naked pictures of female athletes and that Olympic snowboard racer Hagen Kearney used racist language to provoke a teammate.

Both are in China at the Beijing Games this week.

Former snowboardcross rider Callan Chythlook-Sifsof wrote in an Instagram post that Foley had taken naked photos of female athletes and made inappropriate comments.

She also wrote that Kearney repeatedly used the N-word. Foley denied the allegations to The Associated Press.

A message sent to the company representing Kearney was not immediately returned.

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