Thursday, July 16, 2009

American wrestlers claiming unequal treatment

The women who train under USA Wrestling have filed a grievance claiming they are receiving inferior treatment.
Some of the top female wrestlers in USA Wrestling's program say discrimination exists at multiple levels and includes: less qualified coaching, more harsh punishments (including being publicly demeaned by coaches), and differences in monetary compensation.
USA Wrestling executives will get first crack at addressing the claims. If they do not do so in a "reasonable time" or not to the satisfaction of the women, the grievance will be sent to the United States Olympic Committee.

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