Choi Yong-gu, selected as ISU International Referee after protesting against bias judgment in Beijing short track “I am proud and proud”

Choi Yong-goo, head of the national short track team support team, speaks during an emergency press conference on the men’s 1000m short track speed track record held at the Main Media Center (MMC) in Beijing, China, on February 8. Beijing = Yonhap News

Yonhap News Agency reported on the 27th that referee Choi Yong-gu, who was disciplined by the International Skating Union (ISU) for disqualification from the international referee’s qualifications, expressed his feelings, “I am proud and proud” for protesting against bias in the men’s 1000m short track semifinals at the Beijing Winter Olympics. reported

In a phone call with Yonhap News Agency, Choi said, “It was the 8th that I received the notice of disciplinary action.” “The two federations raised the issue, and the ISU finally decided to remove the referee.”

Then he added, “It’s okay because it’s the procedure I had already expected.”

Previously, he participated in the Olympics as the short track team support team leader and attended a press conference when Korean athletes were eliminated due to biased judgment by the referee. I didn’t play disqualifying.”

The ISU, which strictly prohibits international referees from representing a specific country, recently held a technical committee to deliberate on this remark, and decided on disciplinary action.

“I already knew the ISU rules,” Choi told Yonhap News Agency.

In addition, he said, “I have done enough for the international referee,” and “Now I will support my juniors.”


He further added, “I will challenge for the ISU Technical Committee position in four years.”



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