mercredi 19 mai 2010

2 SKorean Olympic medalists' skating ban reduced

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korea Skating Union has reduced the punishment for two South Korean Olympic medalists accused in connection with a short-track speedskating race-fixing scandal.

Skating official Park Seong-hyun says Lee Jung-su and Kwak Yoon-gy were notified Wednesday that their ban against competing was reduced from three years to one.
The scandal emerged when Lee failed to qualify for the 2010 worlds, citing a knee injury. An investigation found that a national team coach coerced Lee into giving up his spot for Kwak.