Head Coach of U.S. Snowboard Suspended Amidst Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
The realm of winter sports has been hit with a wave of transformation as Peter Foley, the head coach of
The realm of winter sports has been hit with a wave of transformation as Peter Foley, the head coach of U.S. Snowboard for 28 years, faces suspension from all Olympic and Paralympic activity. The suspension comes after a rigorous 18-month investigation by the U.S. Center for SafeSport into allegations of sexual misconduct. This significant development has sent ripples through the winter sports community, resulting in sweeping changes and resonating with themes of accountability and reform.
In a related development, former Olympic snowboarder and U.S. Ski & Snowboard board member Lisa Kosglow, who has been entangled in this matter, has also been suspended by SafeSport. The grounds for her suspension include “abuse of process” and “failure to report.” These sanctions are part of SafeSport’s commitment to enforcing ethical standards and accountability within U.S. amateur sports.
The suspension of Peter Foley spans a duration of 10 years, coupled with an additional five years of probation. In a parallel move, Lisa Kosglow is suspended for three years, accompanied by a two-year probation. These suspensions remain subject to potential appeals by the individuals within the next 10 days.