US bobsled coach dismissed

US bobsled coach dismissed
By Reuters

07/02/2006 at 09:30Updated

The United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has dismissed coach Tim Nardiello despite being cleared of charges of sexual harassment, officials said on Sunday. "I can confirm that he has been dismissed as an employee of USBSF," a federation spokesman

He said he was not aware of the specific circumstances surrounding Nardiello's dismissal, who 10 days ago was denied credentials to next month's Turin Winter Olympics.

The United States Olympic Committee had said at the time its own four-week investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct had raised serious concerns.

It also believed Nardiello had breached the USOC Coaches' Code of Ethics, the USOC Code of Conduct, the Olympic Charter and other standards.

Nardiello was suspended by the USBSF in December following allegations from two female national team members that he had sexually harassed them.

An arbitrator ruled late last month that there was no evidence to support those claims and that Nardiello be allowed to return to his job.

Nardiello was not immediately available for comment.

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