Korean media: The Korean Sports Association has decided not to appeal the short track speed skating penalty to the International Court of Arbitration for Sport

2022-06-26 0 By

The Korea Sports Association has decided not to file a lawsuit with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over the punishment of South Korea’s short-track speed skater, Said Lee Ki-heung, president of the Korea Sports Association, at a press conference at the Main media Center of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Yonhap reported.Lee claimed that other countries, not only South Korea, had raised objections to the refereeing of the tournament.Thanks to these efforts, the situation improved in the second half of the competition, and the referee was changed from a British to a Hungarian, showing the skating federation’s willingness to improve.He added that the decision was made in consideration of practical interests as an international event will soon be held in Korea.Because the South Korean players were penalized in the semifinals rather than the final, there would be no real benefit even if they won the lawsuit, Mr. Lee said.’We have spoken out on this issue and made some progress,’ he said. ‘After consulting with our teams and lawyers, we have decided not to file a lawsuit.’The South Korean sports delegation and some media have questioned the “unfair penalty” of the short track speed skating competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics.The spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in South Korea said On Monday that South Korea’s criticism of the judging of short track speed skating at the Beijing Winter Olympics is a technical issue and should be judged by professional authorities.However, some ROK media and politicians pointed the finger at the Chinese government and the Beijing Winter Olympics as a whole, and even stirred up anti-China sentiment, which poisoned the feelings of the two peoples and prompted Chinese netizens to fight back.We have no choice but to express our serious concern and clarify our solemn position.The spokesperson also said that the Winter Olympics is a competitive event, which is highly professional and technical, and each event has clear rules, standards and regulations.Short track speed skating is a highly dangerous and controversial event. In order to maximize the safety of athletes and improve the fairness and fairness of the competition, the INTERNATIONAL Skating Federation has constantly revised, improved and refined the competition rules.The short track speed skating event at the Beijing Winter Olympics was conducted according to the latest revised rules of the INTERNATIONAL Skating Federation.Peter Voss, the British chief judge of the short track speed skating event, has served as the chief judge of the short track events in three Winter Olympics including the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.Column editor: Zhang Wu The author of this article: Huanqiu.com text editor: Yang Rong Photo source: Above view photo photo editor: Yong Kai