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US women’s basketball coach: ‘We’re in a Trumpian era where it’s OK to be sexist’

  • Geno Auriemma: ‘We’re never going to apologize for being good’
  • Team has won all three games at Rio in dominant fashion

Geno Auriemma, the US women’s basketball coach who has led his team to a perfect start in Rio, has said he and his team will never apologize for their excellence, even though “we live in that Trumpian era where it’s OK to be sexist and degrade people”.

The US team has endured some criticism for being too dominant after heavy wins against Senegal, Spain and Serbia, with some suggesting such one-sided contests are bad for the women’s game. But Auriemma, the UConn head coach who has led USA since 2009, rejected that argument, and suggested that the lack of discussion about the dominance of the US men’s team revealed a double standard.

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