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Ex-skater accuses Gabel of rape when she was 15

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  • A second former U.S. speedskater has made sexual abuse accusations against Olympic medalist and former U.S. Speedskating president Andy Gabel, saying he raped her when she was 15.

      A second former U.S. speedskater has made sexual abuse accusations against Olympic medalist and former U.S. Speedskating president Andy Gabel, saying he raped her when she was 15.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

A second former U.S. speedskater has made sexual abuse accusations against Olympic medalist and former U.S. Speedskating president Andy Gabel, saying he raped her when she was 15.

Nikki Meyer spoke Friday in an interview with The Associated Press. She was known as Nikki Ziegelmeyer when she skated short track for the U.S. in the 1992 and `94 Olympics. She won a relay silver medal at the Albertville Games and a bronze in the same event at Lillehammer.

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Gabel, a four-time Olympian who won a silver medal in Lillehammer, was accused last week by former speedskater Bridie Farrell, who said she also 15 when he had a sexual relationship with her. He was 33 at the time.

Gabel stepped down from his speedskating position and his leadership role with the Internatiomal Skating Union after Farrell's accusations.

Gabel did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment.

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