Curlers aim to set that straight

SEOUL • South Korea's "Garlic Girls" curling group ended up exploited by their own coaches that stole tens of thousands of bucks of prize money via the Olympic medal winning trades, the nation's sports ministry said yesterday, before verifying the police will now look into the case.

This curlers, who come through Uiseong, the town famous for garlic grinding, were rank outsiders with previous year's Pyeongchang Winter months Game titles.

But they evolved into some sort of media sensation as they will hidden their way in order to an Olympic silver, often the first Asian team for you to do so, despite minimal finance.

Last Nov, they publicly accused their instructors, Kim Min-jung and Jang Ban-seok, of hablado abuse and even intrusive control, in addition to stated they got not necessarily gotten their prize income through previous tournaments. This motivated public outrage and a probe by simply typically the ministry.

The team claimed this coaches ended up running Korean language curling similar to a family fiefdom. The husband with their mind coach Kim can be a former national men's crew coach, while her daddy, Kim Kyung-doo, is a new former vice-president in the Korean Curling Federation (KCF).

Right after a five-week analysis, the Ministry of Culture, Activities and Tourism unveiled the allegations made by the particular curlers ended up "mostly true".

Some sort of affirmation read: "It was initially confirmed that there was increased control more than privacy by means of this mentors, who strongly berated often the athletes if they talked with their previous trainers or even runners from various other teams. micron

It added in that the trainers also censored gifts in addition to enthusiast letters.

The ministry explained that the team ended up not paid out properly seeing as the coaches acquired "mismanaged" around 94 thousand won (S$112, 900) of the salary, when embezzling around 25 million won.

The particular probe as well found the motor coachs had evaded taxation and even hired unqualified friends and family associates to work on often the national team.

The ministry will inform the Country specific Income tax Service of it has the results regarding Kyung-doo's duty evasion, according to Yonhap.

But the information business quoted Kang Jung-won, mind of the sports co-operation bureau at the ministry, like saying the suspect parties "did not agree" using the outcome and have been considering an appeal.

The particular giant-killing feats of often the quintet, also referred to as "Team Kim" for their contributed label, led to a improve inside popularity of being different in Southerly Korea.

컬링 appeared to have all the right ingredients for more success, with their food-based nicknames with regard to ease connected with identification making them advertising darlings.


The captain, .k Eun-jung, is Annie - a brand of low fat yogurt : while Kim Yeong-mi can be Pancake, Kim Kyeong-ae can be Steak, Kim Seon-yeong will be Sunny - while in a sunny side-up egg rapid and Ellie Cho-hee is Chocho, a type of sandwich.

Nevertheless , they have since plummeted over the world rankings right after fails to win often the indigenous samples in Aug.