South Korea will hold its largest ever investigation into sexual abuse in sports, its human rights watchdog said on Tuesday.
The move has come after an Olympic speed skating star accused her former coach of abuse to trigger a wave of similar accounts from athletes. The inquiry will aim to address “systematic, sustained” abuse in sports.
This had been hushed up for generations by victims afraid of being banished from their sport, said Choi Young-ae, chairwoman of the National Human Rights Commission. “We will conduct a fact-finding inquiry that will be the largest in scale ever,” Choi told a news conference. Read more