The high performance system has come under fire following the tragic death of Olympic cyclist Olivia Podmore last week, with claims there’s an imbalance of power between management, coaches and the athletes themselves, Newshub reveals. Unlike sports such as rugby, cricket and netball, Olympic sports don’t have their own individual athlete associations. Former Olympic skeleton racer, Ben Sandford – who is part of the New Zealand Olympic Committee – puts it bluntly: “Athletes have nowhere to go.”

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