South Korea pulls plug on financial support for Gwanju 2019 FINA World Champs as “punishment” for forgery

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Gwangju’s ability to host the 2019 International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Championships has come into question after the South Korean central Government today revoked its promise of financial support for the event as “punishment” for a forged bid document.

“We define the Gwangju city Government’s forgery of a document guaranteeing the central Government’s financial support as a case in which a municipal Government deceived a state organisation, disrupting the discipline of the state,” a Government official told South Korean news agency Yonhap.

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