Down Korea's curling 'Garlic Girls' say they were abused

The darlings of South Korea's Winter Olympics are again in the headlines eight months after their own stimulating run to a curling silver medal in Pyeongchang.


South Korea's sports ministry on Wednesday announced a new joint investigation with typically the nationwide Olympic committee directly into accusations by the apparent Garlic Young ladies of neglect.
Sweden surfaces Korea's 'Garlic Girls' regarding curling silver
The five-member women's styling team that will shot to be able to international well known in January and sparked unprecedented national attention for their sport sent a notice to the Korean Sport together with Olympic Committee last few days for you to outline their allegations.

Often 컬링 , from a new far off province famous for the garlic clove, captured paper hearts inside a country that rarely knew curling prior to together with became sought-after products to get commercials and encouraged a great number of online memes together with catch-phrases.

The attention was so great during the games that his or her coach took away their mobile phones to safeguard the curlers from any pressure. This Garlic Ladies ultimately misplaced to Laxa, sweden in the money honor match.

'Human privileges being violated'
In the notification, Kim Eun-jung, Kim Seon-yeong, Kim Yeong-ae, Kim Cho-hee and Kim Yeong-mi reproached former Korean Curling Federation (KCF) vice-president Kim Kyong-doo of mental abuse plus team coaches of supplying unreasonable orders and subjecting their private lives in order to excessive control.

"The individuals rights of the sportsmen have been violated, " typically the athletes, the first Cookware team to win some sort of curling silver, wrote. "We've reached a point where the idea has become intolerable. inches

The curlers also accused coaches of holding back prize money and trying to be able to sideline captain Ellie Eun-jung after learning regarding the plans to start children.

The coaches "tried to rule Kim Eun-jung from the team after she got married in July, " typically the letter said. "They divided the skip and the particular crew captain's role to be able to minimize Ellie Eun-jung's reputation on the group. That they also tried not in order to include things like Kim Eun-jung around workforce training. "

The particular training staff have dissmissed off the allegations.

The research will start next 7 days and even will include things like officials from the ministry, typically the domestic Olympic committee along with the team's home land involving Northern Gyeongsang.