Saturday, October 6, 2012

U.S. Speedskater Says That He Sabotaged Foe

U.S. Speedskater Says That He Sabotaged Foe, Simon Cho is suspended after he admits to a bizarre scheme, but claims he was pressured into it. U.S. speedskater admits to sabotaging opponent's skate to gain an advantage, faces sanctions, American speedskater Simon Cho has been suspended and will likely face a lengthy ban from competition for taking part in an incredible sabotage plot that saw the Olympic bronze medalist deliberately tamper with a rival's skate to gain a competitive edge.

Cho, 20, who won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games, now finds his career in tatters after confessing to having bent the skate of Canada's Olivier Jean at the World Short Track Championships in Warsaw, Poland in March last year.

U.S. Speedskating has decided to issue Cho a ban, despite his vehement assertions that his actions came as a result of orders from the U.S. team coach, South Korean Jae Su Chun.

"[We are] disappointed by [Cho's] actions," a spokesman said. "We do not, under any circumstances, support, condone or tolerate this behavior."


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