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Olympic Notes: Korea Skating Union Investigating Allegations Of Assault

The Korea Skating Union is "urgently" investigating allegations that a coach assaulted short track speed skater Shim Suk-hee and an independent commission will rule "whether punishment is appropriate or not," a KSU official said. Shim, who won Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at the Sochi 2014 Games, left the Jincheon National Training Center last week after "an incident with her coach," who the KSU said has been suspended during its investigations. The case will reportedly be reviewed by a "panel of lawyers and professors with no connection to the KSU" (REUTERS, 1/23).

The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games represent a "once-in-a-lifetime chance" for France to "put its best foot forward," Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet told a group of int'l business "heavy-hitters" at an event designed by France President Emmanuel Macron. Estanguet said that Paris 2024 had become "a symbol of a great wave of optimism sweeping all over France" (INSIDE THE GAMES, 1/22).