Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Speedskating Head Coach Michael Crowe on Leave of Absence

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Speedskating Head Coach Michael Crowe on Leave of Absence

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Canadian speedskating head coach on leave

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CALGARY - The head coach of Canada's long-track speedskating team is taking a leave of absence less than a month before the Winter Olympics.

Speed Skating Canada says Michael Crowe is on leave "until at least after the Olympic Games."

An internal investigation is under way and there "is currently a process in place," according to the sport's national federation.

The organization didn't offer any more information about what led to the leave.

The 64-year-old Crowe, from Butte, Mont., has been on the long-track team's coaching staff since 2007 and was named head coach in 2015.

According to a statement, the team is focused on results at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month. …

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