“Pay 100-200 million won to participate in AG” Korean Horse Riding Association

The Korea Equestrian Association asked the national team players who will participate in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games in September due to budget shortages to decide whether to participate on the premise that they will bear the cost of transportation and other expenses.토스카지노

An official from the association said in a phone call with CBS No Cut News on the 17th, “The board of directors decided that the cost of transporting horses from 100 million won to 200 million won will be borne entirely at one’s own expense, although the cost varies depending on the participating players.” “That’s how the guidance went out to the players,” he explained.

Previously, associations had been responsible for their own budgets. However, the association’s finances have recently become difficult. Sponsorships from Samsung and Hanwha companies were cut off and budgets were drastically reduced due to the Jeong Yu-ra incident and the controversy over the participation in the Tokyo Olympics of Kim Dong-seon, the son of Hanwha Group Chairman Kim Seung-yeon, who has a history of assault. I tried to find other sponsors, but it is not easy.

An emergency response committee was also established during the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. At the time, it was approved by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the expenses were covered by the association’s reserves, but this time it is impossible. The drastic increase in transportation costs due to the Asian Games Organizing Committee’s monopoly on air travel agencies was also a burden. In the end, the association decided at the board of directors on the 15th that the player should pay all of the system expenses, such as the carriage of horses.

An official from the association complained, “The association’s funds have decreased, but the reality is that airfare and transportation costs are higher.” He continued, “For now, players with intentions are progressing in the direction of participating at their own expense.”

There are currently 9 players participating in the Asian Games. If some of the players withdraw from participation, the related costs increase further. As the cost of transporting horses is the largest part, the cost could exceed 200 million won per player.

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