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A libel and defamation action brought by the former coach of a U.S. Olympic skeleton team has been rejected by a federal district judge who found the court has no personal jurisdiction over the Wyoming resident who called the coach a “sexual predator” in an e-mail.

Timothy Nardiello, the former coach of the U.S. national team in the Winter Olympic sliding sport known as “skeleton,” was described as a “sexual predator” and “known sexual abuser” in electronic mails sent in late 2005 and early 2006 by Terry Allen from Wyoming to members of the Skeleton Program Committee, the sport’s governing board in the United States.

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