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UofG sport coach banned for life by Athletics Canada

Web posted on March 27, 2020

On March 23, 2020, and pursuant to the authority and discretion afforded to the Athletics Canada Commissioner's Office, Mr. David Scott-Thomas is subject to a lifetime ban from Athletics Canada during which time he shall not coach or train a Member of Athletics Canada or a Member of any affiliated Club or Association. This Order takes effect immediately.

Commissioner's Statement

Upon receipt of a Complaint against David Scott Thomas dated January 21, 2020 alleging that he engaged in behaviour that constitutes a violation of the Athletics Canada Code of Conduct, the Commissioner's Office proceeded to confirm jurisdiction over the Complaint and issue a Notice of Suspension dated January 21, 2020 immediately suspending Mr. David Scott Thomas from Athletics Canada, its branches and clubs until the Complaint had been finally disposed. Pursuant to the authority and discretion afforded to the Athletics Canada Commissioner's Office: Mr. David Scott Thomas is subject to a lifetime ban from Athletics Canada during which time he shall not coach or train a Member of Athletics Canada or a Member of any affiliated Club or Association. Effective immediately and for a period of five (5) years Mr. David Scott Thomas shall not participate in or attend, in any capacity, Athletics Canada facilities, including hubs and/or training centers, competition or events that are organized, convened, held or sanctioned by Athletics Canada or by a member of Athletics Canada including any affiliated club or association provided however that he may attend as a spectator of events in which his children/immediate family are registered. Mr. David Scott Thomas shall not engage in any coaching nor shall he have access to the track, training or warm up areas that are restricted to coaches and athletes failing which he shall be subject to an automatic life time ban from attending any such events. Upon expiry of the five (5) year ban, Mr. David Scott Thomas may attend competitions or events organized, convened, held or sanctioned by Athletics Canada or by a member of Athletics Canada including any affiliated club or association, that are open to members of the general public. Mr. David Scott Thomas shall not engage in coaching or have access to the track, training or warm up areas or any area where access to members of the general public is restricted failing which he shall be subject to an automatic life time ban from attending any such events. The Chief Operating Officer of Athletics Canada is directed to forthwith post notice on the Athletics Canada website and on the Athletics Canada Safe Sport Suspended Individuals webpage; to advise the Minister of Sport, Athletics Canada Branches and Clubs, the Coaching Association of Canada, World Athletics and the Athletics Integrity Unit.


Dr. Frank Fowlie

Athletics Canada Commissioner


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