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Mar 9, 2013 — The former president of US Speedskating has been accused of sexual misconduct by two former skaters, who say they were in their teens at the time. Gabel has stepped down from his positions in the sport's regulatory bodies and denies there were any incidences of abuse.
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Mar 5, 2013 — Andy Gabel, a former Olympian and previous president of U.S. Speedskating, has admitted he had an "inappropriate relationship with a female teammate" when she was 15 and he was 33.
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Feb 14, 2014 — So far, no U.S. speedskater has finished better than seventh in Sochi while wearing a new race suit. Now the American skaters will switch back to the suit they wore during a successful World Cup season.
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Jun 20, 2013 — Mark Greenwald's departure comes just eight months before the next winter Olympics and while the organization is steeped in controversy.
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Jun 12, 2013 — An International Skating Union panel hears testimony Thursday over a sabotage case in which Simon Cho, a U.S. Olympic bronze medalist, says his former coach told him to tamper with an opponent's skate blade.
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May 21, 2013 — Rebellious athletes, drained budgets, dysfunctional management and a string of embarrassing scandals. Persistent turmoil at U.S. Speedskating threatened American success at the looming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. So USS has undergone a major reorganization.
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