There is no problem at home international competitions… New Curling Federation president promises “success”
Good news was delivered ahead of the international convention held in the homeroom. Han Sang-ho (49), the director of Daechan Hospital, was elected as the new president of the Korea Curling Federation.
The Korea Curling Federation announced on the 8th that candidate Han Sang-ho, who served as vice president of the Curling Federation, was elected as the new president. Chairman Han received 48 votes (59.2%) out of a total of 81 votes, beating Candidate Lee Seung-woo (former military commander-in-chief) who received 33 votes (40.8%) and was honored. He has served as the vice president of the Curling Federation, the attending physician in charge of the sliding center for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the medical chairman of the Korea Canoe Federation, and the national team attending physician.
Han will lead the curling federation until February 2025, taking over the remainder of former chairman Kim Yong-bin’s term.
Recently, the Curling Federation has undergone a sudden big change. Last month, Kim Yong-bin, chairman of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Construction, stepped down as chairman of the curling federation, which he had held since 2021. He resigned from the board of directors of the Korean Sports Association. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has been suffering from financial difficulties since last year. It is 스포츠토토experiencing serious situations such as delayed payment of subcontract payments, while wages of executives and employees are delayed. Not only curling, but also the basketball world is in an emergency. The professional basketball team Goyang Carrot, which was founded last year, is unable to overcome its difficult financial situation and is looking for a new company to serve as its parent company in a year.
Goyang Carrot is run by Day One Sports, a corporation whose parent company is Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering & Construction. Like the Kiwoom Heroes of professional baseball, the club’s name became Goyang Carrot as it attracted ‘professional basketball’s first’ Carrot Insurance as a naming sponsor. Besides that, there was a lot of controversy. I paid 500 million won only after I was notified that I could have to drop out of the KBL subscription fee due to failure to pay the first subscription fee. The remaining subscription fee of 1 billion won must be paid by March.
The curling world was also a concern. In April, the 2023 Mixed Doubles World Championships will be held in Gangneung, but the head was lost just before the tournament. In September, the General Assembly of the World Curling Federation will be held in Seoul, and the Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics will be held next year. Fortunately, with the election of a new chairman, we were able to prepare for big events without much difficulty. An official from the Curling Federation also said in a phone call with Star News on the 8th that “there will be no problem.”
After being elected, Chairman Han also said, “The World Championships and the WCF Seoul General Assembly will be held in Korea this year, and the Youth Olympics will be held next year. A golden opportunity has arrived for the development of curling in Korea.” I will listen to the opinions of curling people and prepare a long-term cornerstone for the development of curling in Korea.”