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SALT LAKE CITY - Five Olympic medalists and other current and former members of the U.S. speedskating team have accused head coach Jae Su Chun of unchecked verbal, physical and psychological abuse.

The Chicago Tribune (bit.ly/PEJzVZ) and Salt Lake Tribune (bit.ly/O4wJl2) report 19 athletes filed a wide-ranging grievance against U.S. Speedskating and 14 signed a complaint with the U.S. Olympic Committee.

The skaters' lawyer indicates current national team members are boycotting U.S. Speedskating rather than have any contact with Chun and two assistants.

A USOC spokesman on Friday said the organization is investigating. U.S. Speedskating also posted a statement on its website indicating it is working with an independent law firm to investigate.

Current skaters making the allegations include 2010 Winter Olympic medalists Allison Baver, J.R. Celski, Alyson Dudek, Travis Jayner and Jordan Malone.

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