October 12, 2012
U.S. skating coaches forced out
By QMI Agency
Two U.S. short track speed skating coaches have resigned under pressure, stemming from a skate-tampering incident that forced Canadian Olivier Jean out of a race at the 2011 world team championship.
Coach Jae Su Chun and assistant Jun Hyung Yeo accepted a settlement that included suspensions through the 2014 Olympics, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.
U.S. speed skating officials said skater Simon Cho also faces discipline.
Officials said the coaches knew that Cho had tampered with Jean's skates and failed to report it. Cho has said he was acting under orders.
A bent blade sidelined Jean from the 5,000-metre relay final at the event in Poland.