He Brazil team coach racing BMX, Deivlim Balthazar, was removed from office, reported the Brazilian Cycling Confederation (CBC), in the run-up to the premiere of the modality in the Pan American Games Santiago 2023.
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The temporary suspension was announced to Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) via a letter sent on Monday, after the CBC received "two complaints on its ombudsman channel"On October 6 and 12, indicated the cycling entity in a statement, without giving details about the accusations.
The news, however, It was just discovered through a journalistic publication on the UOL Esportes portal.. Without giving details, the media assured that "a person from the delegation"Brazilian noted harassment of the former athletewho denies the allegations.
"Out of caution, to protect the athletes, the coach and all those involved, we informed the COB of the decision to temporarily suspend the coach."
These complaints were sent for analysis and processing by the CBC Ethics Committee," he added.
According to UOL Esporte, the four Brazilian runners -two men, two women- They learned that Balthazar had been removed of the position before traveling to the Chilean capital.
The case came to light one day before the men's and women's individual time trial qualifications begin, which will be played on Saturday in Peñalolén Park, at the foot of the Andes Mountains. He Sunday are the finals.
The Brazilian Paola Reis24 years old, silver in the Pan American Games Lima 2019is a candidate for the podium in women's BMX, where the Colombian Mariana Pajónworld icon of that sport, part as gold favorite.
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