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How to get into speed skating

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American speed skater says coach ordered him to sabotage Canadian team

U.S. team sabotaged skates of Canadian short-track speed skater Olivier Jean so that he couldn’t compete in 5,000-metre relay at 2011 world team championships. (Robert Skinner/CP)

By LYNN DEBRUIN

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) —Olympian Simon Cho said Friday (October 5) he agreed to a coach’s demand to tamper with Canadian Olivier Jean’s skates last year after the command was made a third time and in Korean by Jae Su Chun. Continue reading

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The other side of the medal

Letters to the Editor, TML Daily, 27 February, 2010

(Photos: kk+ — Flickr)

OLYMPIC gold, silver and bronze don’t come cheap for Canadians. Four-in-five respondents to a poll in British Columbia believe the games are being staged for the benefit of politicians and the elites, an online survey of a representative sample of 493 adult Canadians revealed. “Residents of the Winter Olympics host city are concerned about cost overruns and feel that the event is being staged for the benefit of politicians and the elites,” the Angus Reid Public Opinion poll found. Continue reading

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