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Simon Cho of the U.S. celebrates during the 500 meter men's final race at the Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Dresden in 2011.
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August 26, 2013 The bans stem from a incident in which an American athlete tampered with the skates of a Canadian competitor. A panel found coach Jae Su Chun "reated an atmosphere which led to the tampering action."
June 20, 2013 Mark Greenwald's departure comes just eight months before the next winter Olympics and while the organization is steeped in controversy.
October 12, 2012 Jae Su Chun says he did not verbally or physically abuse his skaters. He also denies telling one athlete to damage a competitor's skates. But he does apologize for not reporting the incident.
Speedskaters practice for the U.S. Single Distance Short Track Speedskating Championships, in Kearns, Utah, last month. Coach Jae Su Chun and assistant Jun Hyung Yao have resigned following allegations of abuse.
October 11, 2012 They have been accused of physically abusing skaters and failing to report that one athlete sabotaged a Canadian competitor's skates.
September 20, 2012 In court documents, an American Bronze medalist is accused of following instructions and tampering with his competitor's skates.
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September 19, 2012 Short track coach Jae Su Chun says he's innocent. But 19 active and former short track skaters are on record with their accusations. Two of them went to police as well.
Short track speedskating coach Jae Su Chun was a guest at a State Dinner at the White House in May 2010.
Alexis C. Glenn /UPI /Landov
September 17, 2012 Jae Su Chun has been accused by 19 current or former athletes of physical, verbal and psychological abuse. He disputes the allegations.
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