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Ontario track coach, Evon Buchanan, has been banned for life from coaching. The ban comes after an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment that allegedly took place in 2003 and 2004 with at least two female teenagers at the time.
Buchanan was a coach at a club named Project Athletics that was based in Toronto. He was provisionally suspended in September pending the investigation.
“On Sept. 11, 2020, Commissioner Frank Fowlie determined that the allegations against Mr. Evon Buchanan are of such a serious nature so as to warrant a suspension from Athletics Canada, its member Branches, and Clubs until such times as this complaint procedure is concluded, and the Office of the Commissioner has released a decision.”
He was found to have sexually harassed and sexually assaulted the teenage athletes at the time. He would have the young athletes come to his home for massages.
Evon Buchanan has been expelled from Athletics Canada and all its activities, including involvement with any of its member branches (provinces/territories) and Track & Field Clubs. Read the full decision:— Athletics Canada (@AthleticsCanada) November 9, 2020