Korean Sport and Olympic Committee President Lee Kee-heung bows in apology for the “systematic flaw” in the sporting body that failed to prevent repeated sexual misconduct, at a press conference in Seoul on January 15, 2019. Photo: Yonhap

Sexual assault crisis in South Korean sport: officials apologise to victims and promise crackdown on coaches

  • Lee Kee-heung, president of the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee, apologised for a “systematic flaw” in the sporting body that allowed for repeated sexual misconduct to occur
  • He vowed to impose a lifetime ban coaches who commit sexual offences, including blocking their employment overseas
Topic |   South Korea

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Korean Sport and Olympic Committee President Lee Kee-heung bows in apology for the “systematic flaw” in the sporting body that failed to prevent repeated sexual misconduct, at a press conference in Seoul on January 15, 2019. Photo: Yonhap
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