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Bobsled grievance withdrawn

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The messy fight on the U.S. women's bobsled team ended Friday when Jen Davidson withdrew her complaint against driver Jean Racine.

Davidson had protested when Racine abruptly replaced her a week before the Olympic trials in December, and she asked an arbitration judge Thursday to allow her a chance to make the team.

The arbitration hearing was conducted near the team's training site in San Diego.

"The athletes are back to training," Matt Roy, director of the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, said late Friday night.

He added that the arbiter's decision would be written on Monday.

News of the resolution to the case was first reported by the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah.

Davidson filed the grievance seeking a race-off to determine the brakewoman for Racine's sled. She claimed that Racine, who had been a close friend for the past four years, promised that their pairing was secure, then unfairly dumped her for Gea Johnson.

The grievance also said the federation didn't follow its own rules in staging a Dec. 12 push-off to determine the fastest brakewoman.

Davidson said she did not participate in the team push-offs after Racine assured her it wasn't necessary.