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Raelene Castle: Need balance between people on podiums and athletes being safe, healthy

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 17 May 2022, 7:36am
Sport NZ CEO Raelene Castle. (Photo / Photosport)
Sport NZ CEO Raelene Castle. (Photo / Photosport)

Raelene Castle: Need balance between people on podiums and athletes being safe, healthy

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 17 May 2022, 7:36am

There are hopes this will be the last investigation into Cycling New Zealand.

A long-awaited inquiry into the organisation, which follows the death of Olivia Podmore last year, found its high-performance system prioritises medals over wellbeing.

It's also found athletes have a fear of reprisals for raising issues with coaches and management.

High Performance New Zealand Chief Executive Raelene Castle told Mike Hosking they want to be able to support athletes.

She says there needs to be a balance between having people on podiums, and athletes being safe and healthy.

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