United Kingdom: UK Sport failed to act on Shane Sutton ‘corruption’ allegations, emails suggest

UK Sport failed to investigate detailed claims from a British Cycling whistleblower who also alleged that “Shane Sutton is corrupt”, leaked emails to the Guardian suggest.

The anonymous email, which was titled “Confidential British Cycling Whistle Blower”, also contained several other claims about Sutton’s behaviour, nepotism and misappropriation of resources.

It was sent in February 2016 when Sutton ran British Cycling’s world‑class programme. Instead of looking into the allegations, UK Sport told the whistleblower to direct them to British Cycling.

The Guardian has also seen an email from UK Sport’s legal adviser to a member of its governance team and the performance adviser responsible for British Cycling, which recommended the whistleblower be given a “standard response” back.

The original full article can be found at theguardian.com

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