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Sports Gymnastics Canada suspends coach Michel Arsenault over sex-abuse allegations

Gymnastics Canada has suspended an Edmonton-based coach amid allegations he sexually abused some of his former students.

The organization said in a statement today it is committed to providing a safe environment in the sport.

An Edmonton gym has also barred Michel Arsenault from its premises because of the allegations.

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Champions Gymnastics said it is taking the allegations against Arsenault seriously.

The moves come after a report by the CBC's French-language network that Arsenault sexually abused at least three gymnasts in Quebec when they were minors in the 1980s and early '90s.

Radio-Canada says Arsenault did not respond to requests for comment.

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