Extra Time for 4 September 2020
With yet another sport coming under scrutiny over high performance coaching practices Extra Time asks are our coaches too tough or are our athletes becoming too soft? Two-thirds of Canoe Racing New Zealand's women's high-performance squad have left the programme in the past 18 months labelling the environment as toxic and manipulative. It comes comes less than a month after a slew of allegations involving gymnastics in this country - while cycling, hockey, football and rowing have all come under scrutiny in the past couple of years for the way some athletes have been treated. And to spit or not to spit? Gobbing off has quite literally cost former Olympic runner Robbie Johnston a cross country title.