KEARNS, Utah — The embattled head coach of U.S. Speed-skating and his assistant have both resigned from the organization effective immediately.
Head coach Jae Su Chun and assistant Jun Hyung Cho both accepted suspensions from U.S. Speedskating through February 2014, including the Sochi Olympics to be held that month.
U.S. Speedskating announced the resignations Thursday.
Chun has been accused by a dozen national team members of physical, emotional and verbal abuse, and of ordering speedskater Simon Cho to sabotage the skates of a Canadian rival. But investigators commissioned by U.S. Speedskating said they didn’t find evidence that Chun engaged in such patterns of abuse, or of Cho’s claim that Chun ordered the skate tampering.
Chun has denied all allegations.
— The Associated Press