Jan 25, 2019
The South Korean Government and ruling party have agreed to revise the country's laws on sexual assault in an attempt to end sexual abuse in its sporting community.
The agreement came following an outbreak of allegations against a number of South Korean coaches.
The most high-profile has come from Olympic short track speed skating champion Shim Suk-hee, who filed a complaint against former coach Cho Jae-beom last month.
She has accused him of raping and sexually molesting her multiple times, beginning in 2014.
Cho, already serving a 10 month prison sentence for physically assaulting four skaters including Shim, has denied the allegations.
Athletes from judo, taekwondo, football and wrestling have now made similar allegations against coaches.