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Splinter group to challenge union's rule

Updated: March 25, 2003, 3:56 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Scott Hamilton, Dick Button and other prominent names in figure skating are challenging the role of the International Skating Union as the sport's governing body.

Unhappy with ISU president Ottavio Cinquanta and his organization, the newly formed World Skating Federation has contacted International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge, asking for a meeting.

"An environment has been created where there are no ethical constraints on corruption,'' Ron Pfenning, ...

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