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Ice Sports Athletes Subject to Physical Violence More Frequently than Other Sports

Ice Sports Athletes Subject to Physical Violence More Frequently than Other Sports

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Company-employed, semi-professional winter sports athletes have been subjected to verbal, physical, and sexual violence more frequently than any other types of sports athletes, a state human rights watchdog said Thursday. The National Human Rights Council of Korea (NHRCK) announced the results of its special investigation on ice sports athletes, [...]

Nat’l Anti-doping Body Investigating Athletes’ Purchases of Illegal Substances

Nat’l Anti-doping Body Investigating Athletes’ Purchases of Illegal Substances

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s anti-doping body said Wednesday it is investigating purchases of banned performance enhancing substances by 15 local athletes. The Korea Anti-Doping Agency (KADA) said it received the list of 15 athletes from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety earlier in the day. KADA said it will not [...]

Asian Games Athletes Advised to Refrain from Mentioning Politics and Economy

Asian Games Athletes Advised to Refrain from Mentioning Politics and Economy

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang to feature a joint delegation from both Koreas, South Korean athletes participated in a special information session that discussed the precautionary guidelines on how to behave around North Koreans. On August 7, South Korean athletes held an inaugural rally before receiving instruction [...]