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Nike suspends relationship with Hockey Canada amid its handling of sexual assault allegations

Nike has suspended its relationship with Hockey Canada amid an ongoing scandal of how the sports body has handled sexual assault allegations.

"After further review of Hockey Canada’s response, we’ve suspended our relationship with the federation and paused our support," Nike said in a statement to CTV News on Friday. "We’ll continue to monitor the situation and await more information regarding Hockey Canada’s actions to address the findings in these investigations and create a safe environment for all athletes."

Hockey Canada has been under fire for weeks since it was revealed the sport's governing body has paid cash settlements to victims of alleged sexual assaults.

On Thursday, Hockey Canada’s board of directors called an emergency meeting under mounting pressure from top corporate sponsors, political leaders and provincial organizations stemming from the group's apparent unwillingness to address its handling of alleged sexual assaults.

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