McNeil new president of Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton; Storey didn't seek re-election

WHISTLER, B.C. — Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton has a new president.

Tara McNeil, a Calgary sport physiologist, ran unopposed at the conclusion of the embattled sport organization's annual general meeting on Saturday night in Whistler, as former president Sarah Storey did not run for a third term.

A group of current and retired bobsled and skeleton athletes put the 53-year-old McNeil's name forward for the position.

The more than 70 athletes have been calling for the resignation of Storey and high-performance director Chris LeBihan since last March, amid what they've called a toxic environment of maltreatment within the organization.

Storey adjourned the federation's AGM in Calgary on Sept. 29 before a vote could be conducted.

BCS said it had received credible information that there were potential irregularities in the verification processes of voters from the provincial sport organizations.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 6, 2022.

The Canadian Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version included an incorrect job title for Storey.