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Skaters level charges at U.S. coach

Updated: September 15, 2012, 11:05 AM ET
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A group of 14 U.S. speedskaters that includes five Olympic bronze medalists has boycotted the team, accusing the head coach and his two assistants of vast, unchecked abuse, according to newspaper reports.

In a Tuesday letter to U.S. Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun, the group's attorney demands an investigation so the speedskaters "are not denied their opportunity to participate in the upcoming World Cup international short-track competitions, free of abuse, both physical ...

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