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Article Date: November 2019
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Another Nike Scandal Involving Women


Athlete Mary Cain’s op-ed in the New York Times details her treatment as part of the Eager Beavertons’ elite (and now disbanded) Oregon Project. Among other things, Cain said she was subjected to abuse including demands that she lose weight to the point of stopping her menstrual cycle. She believes that a system created by Nike and now banned coach Alberto Salazar systematically ruined the bodies of young women in the quest for track & field wins. Nike said these charges had never been raised before by Cain and that it will conduct an investigation into them.

 

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