jeudi 17 juillet 2008

Ski legend quits his job so son can star on slopes

Autre sport, autre mœurs.
Gary Kingston, Vancouver Sun - July 17th 2008
Ken Read, the one-time Crazy Canuck whose stable, determined leadership helped revive the fortunes and finances of Alpine Canada, has resigned as president, saying his son will reap the benefit. [... because of an Alpine Canada policy that prohibits parents of skiers on national teams from being executives.] [...Other Canadian sport federations don't have as strict a policy as Alpine Canada. Read's brother, Ron, works for Ski Jumping Canada, where Ron's son, Stefan, is a national team member. And Yves Hamelin is the short-track director for Speed Skating Canada while his son, Charles, is on the team.]
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