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Tim Nardiello Reinstated as US Skeleton Coach


Tim Nardiello has been reinstated as the U.S. skeleton coach shortly after an arbitrator found no evidence to support claims that he sexually harassed two team members.

The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation board lifted Nardiello's suspension during a meeting on Monday. The decision was effective immediately. Nardiello is hoping to rejoin the team for the season's final skeleton World Cup in Altenberg, Germany, on Thursday and Friday.

Despite the decision, the U.S. Olympic Committee still controls whether Nardiello will coach the four American sliders at the Turin Olympics, which open on February 10.

Also Monday, the best U.S. hope for men's skeleton gold, Zach Lund, was publicly warned but not suspended by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency over a failed drug test this season.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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