Winter Olympics 2018: No reason given for my Jamaica team demotion, says Sandra Kiriasis

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By: Reuters | Pyeongchang |
Published: February 15, 2018 10:49 am


Jamaica team at the opening ceremony of 2018 Winter Olympics. (Reuters Photo)

Former Olympic and world champion Sandra Kiriasis on Thursday blamed her sudden departure as coach of the Jamaican women’s bobsleigh team to an inexplicable demotion by team officials that she could not have accepted.

The German was preparing for Jamaica’s first female bobsled appearance at an Olympics but her Pyeongchang Games adventure was cut short on Wednesday before the team even got to compete.

The Jamaican bobsleigh federation president Christian Stokes said Kiriasis had been “a destructive force on the team” but the 43-year-old rejected the allegations and said she had been suddenly demoted to a position as the team’s track analyst.

“Without giving any reasons I was…

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