Athletics Canada issues bans after investigation into sexual harassment

OTTAWA — Athletics Canada has given lifetime bans to Andy McInnis and Ken Porter, two longtime fixtures in Canadian track and field, as the result of a sexual harassment investigation.

McInnis coached Canada’s 4×100-metre men’s relay team to gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and went on to become Canada’s national program director. He was head coach of the Ottawa Lions, which has produced over 250 national team members and coaches in the past decade.

Porter was the Ottawa Lions club president.

McInnis and Porter had been suspended in March after allegations of sexual harassment by former athletes launched the investigation.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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