More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her.
The announcement came amid a growing #MeToo movement in South Korea's elite sports scene, which has been notorious for a brutal training culture and highly hierarchical relationships between coaches and athletes.
South Korea coach banned for allegedly beating Olympic champ
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's skating authorities have suspended a national team coach for allegedly beating Olympic short track speedskating champion Shim Suk-hee.
The Korea Skating Union on Friday said Shim left a national team training center for two days this week after she was allegedly assaulted by one of her four male coaches. She returned to the center on Thursday.
Skating authorities confirmed an investigation is under way, but did not identify the coach.