Skating judge goes on the offensive after suspension

Wednesday, May 1st 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Lausanne, Switzerland (AP) -- A French figure skating judge is promising revenge against the International Skating Union.

Marie-Reine Le Gougne was given a three-year suspension yesterday for allegedly throwing her vote to the Russian pair at the expense of the Canadians at the Salt Lake City Olympics.

Le Gougne has reacted to her suspension by vowing to expose the inner workings of the skating organization. She says she is ''a wounded and angry woman.''

She says she plans to denounce everything she knows about the union.

The chairwoman of the I-S-U's technical committee calls Le Gougne's accusations ``absolute nonsense.''