NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 05, 2012
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(New York: Stephanie Gosk) The confession from American speed skater Simon Cho that he cheated in the 2011 world championships featured; details given of his claim that his coach, Jae Su Chun, pressured him to tamper with the skate of Canadian skater Olivier Jean. [CHO – says in the Asian culture when an elder makes a request it’s very difficult to deny.] [US Speedskating general counsel Steve SMITH- says we don’t believe there is sufficient evidence that Jae Su directed Cho to tamper with the skates.] [“Chicago Tribune” Olympic sportswriter Philip HERSH- says it’s a tremendous black eye for US speed skating.]
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