Inquiry launched following death of 24-year-old Olympic cyclist Olivia Podmore

Cycling New Zealand will be looking into whether changes were made following a 2018 report on bullying and behaviour claims

Olivia Podmore
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An independent inquiry has been launched into the death of 24-year-old Olympic cyclist Olivia Podmore, who died suddenly earlier this month.

Two national governing bodies, Cycling New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) will now look into how effective changes made were after a 2018 report said HPSNZ had failed to act on bullying and behaviour claims.

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