On June 30, 1994 the U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of her 1994 national figure skating title and banned her for life from the association (The Oregonian, 1-July-1994). Almost six months after Tonya’s gang of bumbling criminals attacked, the association’s disciplinary panel completed their investigation:
“By a preponderance of the evidence, the panel did conclude she had prior knowledge of the attack,” said William Hybl, the panel’s chairman. “Tonya knew about and helped plan the assault on Nancy Kerrigan.”
Harding denied that she had prior knowledge of the attack, but the panel did not believe her and determined that Harding’s actions surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on her rival, Nancy Kerrigan, “evidence a clear disregard for fairness, good sportsmanship and ethical behavior” (New York Times, 1-July-1994).
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