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SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ accuse coaches of derailing team

SEOUL, South Korea | S. Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ accuse coaches of derailing team

SEOUL, South Korea— The Garlic Girls, South Korea’s hugely popular Olympic silver medalist curlers, accused their coaches Thursday of ruining the team with abusive treatment in a dispute that has spoiled one of the year’s feel-good sports stories.

The women’s claims, if confirmed, suggest a familiar tale of abuse, corruption and nepotism that has regularly marred South Korea’s highly hierarchical elite sports scene. Men often run South Korean sports efforts, and while the team’s head coach is a woman, men in her family, including her father, a former leading figure in South Korean curling, play a prominent part in the team’s accusations of abuse.

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