U.S. speedskater Simon Cho allegedly tampered with the skates of a Canadian rival at last year's world short track team speedskating championships in Poland on the orders of his coach, according to an arbitration filing.
The charge is contained in the filing on behalf of 13 U.S. short track skaters seeking to have coach Jae Su Chun dismissed from his job as head coach of the national team. They allege that Chun allegedly asked Cho to sabotage a Canadian skater. Chun has yet to respond to the allegations in the request for arbitration document filed Tuesday.
Cho won a bronze medal in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
U.S. Speedskating suspended Chun last weekend, pending the results of an investigation by a law firm into charges of abuse against the coach filed last week by more than a dozen skaters.