The on-again, off-again prosecution of a leading coach has divided the racing community an...

Allegations of Sexual Abuse Roil Dragon Boat Racing – The New York Times

The on-again, off-again prosecution of a leading coach has divided the racing community and raised questions about safeguards in the sport.For the last three decades, dragon boat racing has surged in popularity around the world. Former rowers have switched to paddling and represented their countries in international races. Corporate and government employees have participated in community races. Young Asian Americans, buoyed by cultural pride, have dominated some rosters, especially in New York.But that was before a case involving Randy Ng, a prominent coach, upended the sport.Ng, 38, was the longtime face of DCH Racing, the biggest and most successful amateur …

 

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