8. Poor Reactions
Coaches are there to train and to motivate. Sometimes, they can take it a bit too far and use harsh words that actually have the opposite effect on athletes. Cameras at the Winter Olympics caught Eteri Tutberidze, a notoriously strict coach, using harsh words against Valieva. Authorities will investigate her further because of the failed drug test.
IOC President Thomas Bach even revealed dissatisfaction at how the entire ordeal unfolded. “When I afterwards saw how she was received by her closest entourage, with such, what appeared to be a tremendous coldness, it was chilling to see this,” Bach said at a news conference. “Rather than giving her comfort, rather than to try to help her, you could feel this chilling atmosphere, this distance.” – via Washington Post