Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria trains ski jumping at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
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Austria's skiing federation (OSV) president warned on Sunday that allegations of sexual abuse by former skiers against a retired coach could hurt the current Olympic team in Pyeongchang.Schrocksnadel said he feared the impact the allegations could have on Austria's women skiers.According to the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, two unnamed women skiers have accused coach Charly Kahr of sexual abuse -- one also said she had been raped. Kahr, a legendary former coach of the Austrian men's and women's Alpine skiing teams, is 85 and some of the alleged attacks occurred in the 1960s.Other Austrian women skiers have told the press that there was a culture of sexual violence within the OSV in the 1970s.
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