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.
June 4, 2013 After admitting to tampering with a rival's skate blade, U.S. speedskater Simon Cho will boycott a hearing in Germany next week that could bring a lifetime ban, NPR has learned. Cho says his coach ordered him to tamper with the Canadian's skate in 2011.
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.
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