A Calgary judge has denied Kaillie Humphries’ bid to be released by Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton.
The two-time Olympic bobsled champion asked the courts for an injunction forcing the national governing body of the sport to release her.
Humphries intended to compete for the United States.
The 34-year-old from Calgary has also filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the bobsleigh organization.
Her dispute arose from a harassment complaint she filed with the organization against a coach.
A BCS lawyer says there wasn’t enough evidence to support her claim.
Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Charlene Anderson said Bobsleigh Canada has the discretion to decide whether to allow an athlete to compete for another country.
Humphries lawyer, Jeffrey Rath, spoke to his client shortly after the judge handed down her decision.
“She’s obviously disappointed with the decision and disappointed with the fact Bobsleigh Canada continues to act in such a grossly unsportsmanlike with regard to her release to compete with the United States,” Rath said.
Humphries will be looking at her options, including an appeal, but the lawsuit against BCS will proceed, according to Rath.
The BCS organization said it wants the Olympic gold medallist in its program and is open to mediation to bring her back into the fold.
Watch below: Former Olympian Kaillie Humphries has filed a complaint against Bobsleigh Canada. The athlete stepped away from competition in October 2018 before the World Cup season began. (January 2019).