The players in short-track's drama
Team USA has earned more Olympic medals in speedskating than in any other winter sport. But that dominance, from both the short- and long-track disciplines, is threatened by financial mismanagement and political infighting by those who have the most invested in the sport's well-being in this country — the US Speedskating governing body. Who is most responsible for speedskating's success and its potential decline?
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MARK GREENWALD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
In July 2010, two-time Olympian and Park Ridge native Greenwald was named US Speedskating's fourth executive director in five years.
In January, Greenwald removed three junior skaters from a competition in Washington after the federation failed to submit paperwork to prove the skaters' citizenship, as required by international rule. Greenwald said federation officials were unaware of the rule, despite having included an explanation of the rule in their own newsletter from Oct. 10, 2011.
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- • Date2013.02.25 19:59:23
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