Pilot Kaillie Humphries and Emily Baadsvik race to gold at a world cup event in Whistler .B.C in February 2012 (Jonathan Hayward, CP)

Canadian Olympic star hopes to compete with U.S team

Canada’s two-time gold medal bobsleigh winner, is planning now to try to join the U.S team.

Calgary’s Kaillie Humphries, 34, won Olympic gold in 2010 and 2014 and bronze in 2018 in the women’s two-person bobsleigh. Last August she filed a harassment complaint against Bobsleigh Canada and told CBC in January that she was in “a position where my workplace environment was impaired and I couldn’t compete”.

After waiting for more than a year for a decision on that complaint, she has now launched a lawsuit against the organisation which she says is blocking her release from the team.

Bobsleigh Canada has said that it stands by its discrimination and harassment policy established in 2006 and can’t comment on the investigation which is ongoing.

Humphries plans to attend a U.S training event next week (CP)

Her agent said Humphries who has been  living and training in the U.S. had hoped to come back to Canada for the 2022 games, but with the situation now, she wanted a release from Team Canada to potentially try for the U.S.

She is marrying an American this weekend which would give her citizenship and enable competition for the U.S.  She hopes to attend a U.S bobsleigh training event next week in Lake Placid as a guest.

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