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South Korea skating rocked by abuse accusations (January, 2019)

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South Korea skating rocked by abuse accusations (January, 2019)

South Korea skating rocked by abuse accusations (January, 2019)

South Korea has dominated the Olympic sport of short track speed skating for decades, but there is a dark side to that success.

A KSOC report earlier this week detailed 124 assault cases in the last five years – 16 cases of sexual violence and two coaches who abused minors.


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