S. Korea to file complaint over Sochi figure skating judging

The Canadian Press

3/24/2014 10:41:38 PM

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean sports officials are preparing to file a formal complaint with the International Skating Union over the judging of the women's figure skating competitions at the Sochi Olympics.

Many South Koreans allege that questionable judging denied the Yuna Kim a second straight figure skating gold medal. Kim, the 2010 Olympic champion, settled for silver behind Russian teenager Adelina Sotnikova.

Officials at the Korean Olympic Committee and the Korea Skating Union said Tuesday their complaint will be filed with the International Skating Union's disciplinary committee. They say the Korea Skating Union is gathering necessary documents.

A joint statement by the two organizations last week said the judging was "unreadable and unfair."

Kim's office said last week she respects the decision.