Amid continued accusations and accusations surrounding the ‘Nam Hyun-hee-Jeon Cheong-jo incident’, it was revealed that Jeon had expressed his intention to sponsor a large sum of money to the Korea Fencing Association through Nam, who was a national fencing representative, but was rejected.
According to Yonhap News coverage on the 1st, it is known that Mr. Nam expressed his intention to support Mr. Jeon in January by introducing him to a high-ranking official of the Fencing Association as a ‘businessman who will donate 3 billion won’.
According to the Fencing Association, they placed a condition not to confirm the source of funds. 카지노사이트
Accordingly, the proposed sponsorship plan did not progress any further as the association’s working staff refused to provide the donation account number, saying that money could not be received anonymously.
An association official said in a phone call with Yonhap News, “We were told not to check the source because we will give 3 billion won, but we need to verify who gave the money and for what reason. We responded that we cannot do that even if it is 30 billion won.”
The association explains that no meeting has actually taken place between Mr. Jeon, the sponsor, and the working staff.
In addition, last July, Mr. Jeon was cautioned by the association while entering and exiting another area of the convention center that he did not have permission to enter.
It is said that even at that time, Mr. Nam introduced Mr. Jeon as his “investor.”
The association dismissed as groundless the claim made by some that Mr. Nam was promised the position of next president of the association under the pretext of Mr. Jeon investing a large amount of money in the fencing world.
The Fencing Association has been chaired by SK Telecom since 2003. The association’s annual budget is known to be about 2.5 billion won.
Regarding this incident, the association also announced that it will take strong action, saying that anyone who spreads false information about the association will be held legally accountable.
Meanwhile, Mr. Nam serves as a director of both the Fencing Association and the Korea Sports Council, but it is understood that he has not yet announced his intention to resign or his future actions.
In relation to this, the association has recently held a Sports Fair Committee and is considering ways to respond, such as internally sharing the issues it has identified regarding this incident.