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Olympic champion cut from Korean team amid tripping probe

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By HYUNG-JIN KIM
Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee has been cut from South Korea’s short track speedskating team after a reported text message exchange that suggested she may have intentionally tripped a teammate during the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The Korea Staking Union is preparing to launch an investigation into the allegations. The sport’s national governing body says the 24-year-old Shim cannot compete in the International Skating Union short track speedskating World Cup series beginning next week.

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