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Volume 24 No. 113
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Mike Plant Takes Over As Chair Of Scandal-Plagued U.S. Speedskating

U.S. Speedskating last night named Mike Plant its new Chair. The Braves Exec VP/Business Operations and former USOC BOD member takes over the volunteer leadership of an NGB that has been plagued by scandal over the last year. Plant, a former Olympic speedskater, steps into an organization that has been reeling ever since a dozen speedskaters charged one of their coaches with physical and emotional abuse. Its finances have been challenged for years, and its most recent audited financial statement from last spring shows a deficit of $752,414.