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Sth Korea's 'Garlic Girls' illustrate on allegations in media conference SEOUL, South Korea -- The "Garlic Girls, very well South Korea's hugely famous Olympic silver medalist curlers, accused their coaches Thurs night of ruining the team having abusive treatment throughout a challenge that offers spoiled one of typically the year's feel-good sports experiences. The particular women's allegations recommend a familiar tale of mistreatment, file corruption error and nepotism that has routinely marred Sth Korea's remarkably hierarchical top notch sports scene. Men generally run South Korean sports activities efforts, together with although the curling team's head coach is a lady, adult men in her household -- including her papa, a former leading figure inside South Korean curling -- have fun with a popular part within the team's accusations involving neglect. "We can virtually no longer work with a new training staff that can be trying to divide typically the team, " Kim Seon-yeong said in a glum news convention in Seoul. Often the online players also arrested the coaching staff associated with passing up training sessions, positioning back award money and even trying to push a married new member off of the group. "We need a teaching staff that can train together with lead us appropriately. We would like to continue our curling professions and aim regarding bigger ambitions on the particular Beijing Olympics, " Ellie said. 컬링 H. Korea researches abuse promises by 'Garlic Girls' The news convention got a day after South Korea's Sports Ministry and Domestic Olympic Committee announced a new shared analysis into allegations of which grew to become public right after the runners sent a good letter setting out their grievances to sports entertainment authorities last week. The five-member can certainly curling team evolved into a good overnight sense after its improbable silver-medal go at February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This team people enthralled a rustic that barely recognized styling in advance of they made their run, and they started to be desired spokeswomen in commercials. Their nickname is a new nod for the famous garlic herb produced in his or her home team in Uiseong, throughout southeast South Korea, just where they met and commenced enjoying together as teens. Inside their letter to often the Korean Sport and Olympic Panel last week, The reality star Eun-jung, Betty Seon-yeong, Betty Cho-hee, and even sisters Betty Yeong-ae and Kim Yeong-mi accused original Korean Being different Federation vp Kim Kyung-doo of verbal abuse in addition to team mentors of supplying unreasonable instructions and subjecting their existence to extreme control. Within Thursday's announcement conference, the curlers said coaches advised them about what to say around interviews and strongly watched their private lives right after training hours, scolding them if they attained together with runners from rival squads. Words and presents put by way of fans "were by now washboard open" just before they will reached the curlers, The reality star Seon-yeong said. "We cannot discover why the head instructor had to grab open and check the gifts and letters sent in order to individuals before they reach often the athlete, " the lady stated. The curlers claimed the coaches withheld winning prize dollars and tried to help sideline the married chief Kim Eun-jung after mastering of your ex plans to start the family. They said the coaches in addition tried to force Ellie Cho-hee off the team ahead of the Olympics to open a place for head coach The reality star Min-jung in order to participate like an athlete; additionally, they stated they had to go through some sort of tirade from .k Kyung-doo after they chose to keep with their teammate. Kim Kyung-doo and their family had substantial manage over the team having his little girl, Kim Min-jung, being your head coach in addition to his son-in-law, Jang Ban-seok, the mixed increases mentor. The curlers arranged typically the news conference after typically the teaching staff publicly declined often the accusations. "We acquired considered we could head out together with that friends and family, but after going by means of typically the Olympics, the idea evolved into clear to us they will were the family members of which cared only about themselves, micron Kim Eun-jung said inside of the news convention. "They don't want this players to raise and acquire greater.... They don't want this sports athletes to become bigger than the corporation. " Jang denied resources were help back from the runners, thinking the team had decided prize money would possibly be invested in overseas training in addition to competitions, but Kim Eun-jung explained the curlers ended up retained in the dim about how the cash was used. "We were by now having (state) training funds because users of typically the national staff, and many of us couldn't understand the reason why the particular prize income wasn’t currently being distributed to us, inches she said.


May 16, 2019
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