The U.S. Center for SafeSport suspended 1988 U.S. Olympic pairs bronze medalist and renowned figure skating coach Peter Oppegard Monday after an investigation of allegations of physical abuse, according to emails obtained by USA TODAY Sports and two people questioned by SafeSport.
U.S. Figure Skating’s website said Oppegard was suspended for one month. SafeSport’s disciplinary database listed the misconduct as “physical & emotional.” In addition to the suspension, Oppegard must undergo “education” and “probation” for an unspecified length of time, and has been issued “no contact directive(s),” according to the SafeSport database. Read More