The FIG has issued a 2 year suspension to gymnast Hong Su Jong and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea National Federation (PRK) for a period of 2 years, from October 6, 2010 to October 5, 2012.
The FIG Presidential Commission confirms the proposal made by the Disciplinary Commission to suspend gymnast HONG Su Jong and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea National Federation for a period of 2 years, from October 6, 2010 to October 5, 2012, and to forbid from participating in any capacity in any competition or activity authorised or organised by the FIG, any Union, any National Federation, any club or in any international event (incl. national for the gymnast), and to sanction the PRK National Federation to pay a fine of CHF 20’000.
Wow!! The FIG have come down hard and rightly so. PRK can appeal the decision in writing to the FIG Appeal Tribunal within 21 days of notification of the decision. Great move by the FIG. What do you think? Too harsh? Leave a comment below or discuss on the Full Twist Facebook page.
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Information Via FIG