SEOUL, South Korea | More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

21Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

SEOUL, South Korea—Jan 21, 2019—More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her.

The announcement came amid a growing #MeToo movement in South Korea’s elite sports scene, which has been notorious for brutal training cultures and highly hierarchical relationships between coaches and athletes.

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