What?! Alpine Canada lets Read go - Macleans.ca

What?! Alpine Canada lets Read go

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Let me get this straight. Ken Read turns around the Canadian downhill program, helps resurrect the career of Thomas Grandi, helps fill the organization’s coffers, makes us all proud of our team in a sport that, based on climate, terrain and economics we should be kicking ass in.

And yet the Alpine Canada board can’t find its way around an arcane rule stating that “employees” of the organization can’t have kids racing for the team. Who knew that bureaucracy was a bigger threat to skiing in this country than global warming?

You have to think Read had had enough. Either that, or this is the dumbest move by a Canadian sports body in recent memory.