U.S. figure skating coach Peter Oppegard being investigated for physical abuse

A prominent U.S. figure skating coach and 1988 Olympic medalist is under investigation for alleged physical abuse of skaters. Peter Oppegard, 61, is being investigated by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, USA Today reported. SafeSport was created by the U.S. Olympic Committee to look into abuse in Olympic sports. Oppegard is accused of biting a skater in 2013 and throwing hot liquids on other trainees several times between 2005 and 2018, according to USA Today. During that time, Oppegard worked at East West Ice Palace in Artesia, Calif. Jessica Pfund, a pairs skater who trained at the rink, told …

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