Choi Cheol-won, president of the Ice Hockey Association, final rejection of approval

After discussions about whether or not to approve the president-elect Choi Cheol-won of the Korea Ice Hockey Association (Might & Main CEO, in the photo), who caused social controversy through the so-called’match-price assault’, the Korean Sports Association finally refused. As a result, Choe-elect was at a crossroads in which he had to file a lawsuit against the athletic meet and face disputes in court or voluntarily resign.

An official of the Ice Hockey Association told Yonhap News on the 16th, “I received an unauthenticated letter from the athletic meet this afternoon.” “The reason for disqualification of the executive was written as’social controversy’.”

As there was no precedent for refusing to approve the president of the affiliated association because the sports association caused social controversy, public opinion that the school violence case of the twin sisters of Heungkuk Life’s women’s volleyball player Lee Jae-young and Da-young should eradicate the bad habits of the sports field, and President Moon Jae-in It seems to be the aftermath of ordering the eradication.

An official from the sports association told Newsis, “Because of the premise and social atmosphere that violence should disappear in sports, Choi refused to approve it because it was considered to have caused controversy.”

Earlier, in 2010, Choe-elect hit a freight vehicle driver and handed over 20 million won for a’measured price’ before being handed over to the trial and sentenced to one year and six months in prison at the first trial, and then received probation at the second trial. Since then, it has been used as a material for the movie’Veteran’ and has earned a public sympathy.

After winning the election for the next president of the Ice Hockey Association in December last year, he submitted an application for approval to the athletic meet.

As a result, some civic groups, including politics and sports circles, even urged Choi to refuse approval, saying that he could not be the head of a sports organization that makes fair play a life. In addition, Democratic Party lawmaker Ahn Min-seok also proposed the so-called’Chief Cheol-won ban’ in December last year. The gist of this bill is to prevent people who have been criminally punished for anti-social and unethical behaviors from becoming heads of sports organizations.

Meanwhile, if Choi resigns, the Ice Hockey Association must hold a re-election.

Reporter Yoon Jong Han [email protected]

Photo = Yonhap News

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