An increase of transparency was among the agreements reached Friday by U.S. Speedskating and seven individual claimants in the resolution of the athletes' dispute, which was pending before a U.S. Olympic Committee hearing panel.
U.S. Speedskating also agreed to improve its internal grievance process and strengthen future team selection procedures. It will also continue to review its policies on conflict of interest to ensure that the best people serve in governance positions.
Under recently adopted bylaws, USS will be electing a new board of directors, including four independent directors, who will take office on July 1, 2014. In return, the claimants will voluntarily dismiss their complaint with prejudice.