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Desai Williams

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Desai Williams (June 12, 1959 – April 2022)[1] was a Canadian sprinter. He won an Olympic bronze medal in 4 x 100 metres relay in 1984 Summer Olympics. He was born in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis.

Williams was fired as a coach by Athletics Canada in 2015. An investigation found that Williams had violated the organization's sexual harassment policy while a coach in 2010. In 2018, he was handed a lifetime ban by Athletics Canada.[2][3][4]

Williams died in April 2022 at the age of 62.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Desai Williams - Olympic". Olympic.org.
  2. "Athletics Canada hands lifetime ban to former sprinter Desai Williams". CBC. October 3, 2018.
  3. "Canada losing ground on abuse, harassment reporting in sports: study". CBC. November 7, 2018.
  4. Ewing, Lori (November 7, 2018). "Canada falling behind in sports-related abuse and harassment reporting: study". Global News.
  5. https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/trackandfield/desai-williams-obit-1.6417244