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Speed skater sues ex-teammate over emotional distress following Olympic controversy
Speed skater sues ex-teammate over emotional distress following Olympic controversy
Olympic GamesJan 20, 2021
A years long controversy in South Korean speed skating took another twist Wednesday, with the announcement that one athlete has sued her former teammate over emotional distress. Legal representatives for the speed skater Kim Bo-reum said she is seeking 200 million won ($182,590) in compensation for mental anguish caused by her former 2018 Olympic teammate, Noh Seon-yeong. The suit was filed last November, said Kim's lawyer, Heo Won-rok of the Seoul-based firm Q1. Kim and Noh were at the center