Ice Leaders Federation Statement Announced “Concerned about the return of leader Viktor Ahn”

The Korea Ice Skating Leaders Federation expressed concern over the return of Victor Ahn (Korean name Ahn Hyun-soo) as a domestic leader.

The Korea Ice Skating Leaders Federation released a statement in a press release on the 13th, saying, “If you look at the open recruitment process for short track coaches at the workplace sports department in Seongnam City, there are not one or two concerns.”

Victor Ahn recently applied for an open recruitment for the position of ice team coach at the Workplace Sports Department at Seongnam City Hall, Gyeonggi Province. He visited Seongnam City Hall for an interview on the 12th.

Victor Ahn won three gold medals at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Having played an active role as a Korean short track speed skater, he was eliminated from the national selection before the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Also, after Seongnam City Hall, the team he belonged to at the time, was disbanded, he chose Russian nationality.

Russia, which hosted the 2014 Sochi Olympics, promoted naturalization for each event. Ahn Hyun-soo, who was the strongest in short track speed skating, received an active request for naturalization from Russia and eventually became a Russian national representative under the name of Victor Ahn.

He competed in the Sochi Olympics, won three gold medals, and received a national medal from Russia.

Later, Viktor Ahn coached the Chinese short track team. He led the Chinese national team at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics held in February last year. 토토사이트

After coming to Korea after the Beijing Olympics, he applied for a coach position at Seongnam City Hall.

The Federation of Skating Leaders said, “Russian Viktor Ahn gave up his Korean nationality and became a naturalized Russian citizen. At the time, when the controversy arose about betraying the country, he explained that he knew that dual citizenship would be possible.” “It was revealed that he received the Olympic gold medal pension in a lump sum right before his naturalization,” he claimed. He also claimed, “He knew in advance that dual citizenship was not allowed and took his money as a lump sum and pretended not to know.”

In addition, it is known that Kim Seon-tae, former coach of the Chinese national team, applied for the open recruitment of the ice coach position.

The League of Leaders said, “When former President Moon Jae-in visited the training ground for encouragement at the time of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the person who concealed the fact that Shim Seok-hee, who was absent due to assault, could not come out with a cold, and made a false report, was the national coach Kim Seon-tae.” “Kim Seon-tae was severely punished by the Skating Federation by suspending his qualifications as a leader after Shim Suk-hee’s assault and sexual violence were revealed right after the Olympics,” he said.

“These two chose to take charge of the Chinese national team during the Beijing Winter Olympics instead of self-restraint when domestic leadership activities became difficult due to discipline and controversy,” he said. There is no” and opposed their return to the coaching position at Seongnam City Hall.

Meanwhile, Viktor Ahn has not yet made an official statement about this controversy.

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