U.S. skating coaches forced out
Olympic speedskater Simon Cho speaks during a press conference in Salt Lake City, Utah October 5, 2012. Cho admitted to tampering with a rival's skate when asked by U.S. short tack speed skating coach Jae Sun Chun to bend the skate of Canadian Olivier Jean's at the 2011 World Championships. (REUTERS/George Frey)
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.