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New S. Korean law seeks to protect athletes from abuse Updated: 2021-02-16 15:04:55 KST

From this Friday, South Korea will be enforcing new regulations meant to better protect the country's athletes.
The legal revision is named after the late triathlon athlete Choi Suk-hyeon, who killed herself after years of abuse by her coach.
Under the law, training grounds will have to be put under video surveillance.
And the athletes themselves will have to report any abuse or human rights violations that they witness.
Also, contracts will be standardized for semi-pros so that they're not taken advantage of.
The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism said he hopes the law will improve what he said is the sexist and closed-off culture of professional sports.
Reporter : tkim@arirang.com
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