Athletics: Norman ruling delayed by BAF

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THE CONDUCT of Andy Norman, the British Athletic Federation's promotions officer linked with last month's suicide by the writer and coach, Cliff Temple, was discussed for two and a half hours last night at a BAF management board meeting. However, no statement was offered on Norman's future position with the federation.

The full council of the BAF's board, comprising nearly 50 members, meets in Birmingham city chambers today and is expected to consider evidence on the subject which has been scrutinised by the BAF executive chairman, Professor Peter Radford.

Radford's investigation aims not to apportion blame for Temple's death, but to establish whether Norman threatened Temple, as alleged, with charges of sexual harassment, and whether such behaviour, if confirmed, is 'becoming of a BAF officer'.