Media director exits in Australian Olympic Committee revamp
Sep. 14, 2017
SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Olympic Committee's longtime media director Mike Tancred, who stepped aside from his duties after facing bullying allegations, has left amid an organizational restructure.
The announcement Thursday came two weeks after the AOC issued a statement saying an independent tribunal's investigation into four claims against Tancred found "none of the complaints has been made out on an objective basis."
Tancred, who stood down from Olympic duties on full pay pending the investigation, was reprimanded in June for telling former AOC chief executive Fiona de Jong during a phone call last year that he would "bury" her.
His tenure had spanned nine OIympic Games.
The findings on Tancred came a week after the release of a report on the AOC's workplace culture, which criticized the organization after a survey of staff and stakeholders highlighted perceptions of favoritism, unfairness and open hostility between senior leaders.
AOC president John Coates, an International Olympic Committee vice-president, was re-elected in May after a bitter election campaign.