Toni Minichiello banned for life by UK Athletics over sexually inappropriate conduct

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  • Former coach of Ennis-Hill engaged in bullying behaviour
  • Multiple female athletes and coaches lodged complaints

Toni Minichiello, the coach who guided Jessica Ennis-Hill to gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has been banned for life from training athletes after an investigation found he had engaged in sexually inappropriate behaviour, emotional abuse and bullying.

In a statement, UK Athletics said the findings of a disciplinary panel were “of the utmost seriousness”, and included gross breaches of trust by Minichiello, which had led to severe consequences for the mental health and wellbeing of some of his athletes.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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