SCANDAL: Jae Su Chun, former U.S. speed skating coach, told one of his skaters to sabotage the skate of a Canadian rival at a meet in Poland in 2011. Chun used to be the coach of the Canadian short-track team. Simon Cho, admitted that he bent the blade of Oliver Jean, and received a two-year ban of his own. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/olympics/smith-overcomes-coaching-scandal-skate-sochi-article-1.1604312
Both men and woman began competing in short track speed skating in 1992. Annie Perreault became one of the most decorated female Winter Olympians that Canada has ever known by winning the 500m gold medal in Nagano and teaming up with Isabelle Charest, Tania Vicent and Christine Boudrias to win a bronze medal in the 3,000m relay.
Short Track Speed Skating originated in Canada and the United States in In 1988 it made its Olympic debut as a demonstration event at the Calgary Winter Olympic Games. Full medal status came in 1992 at the Albertville Winter Games.