US Figure Skating bans coach over sex abuse allegations

Longtime coach Richard Callaghan has been permanently banned from US Figure Skating after he was accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing an underage figure skater.

The action comes after the US Center for SafeSport — the US Olympic Committee agency that has exclusive jurisdiction over allegations of sexual misconduct — said Callaghan was permanently ineligible to participate in any competition or activity having to do with the US Olympic Committee or the sport’s national governing body.

US Figure Skating adopted the sanction, effective Wednesday,

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