Gwangju Mayor Kang Un-Tae apologises for “shameful” forgery scandal


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Kang Un-tae, the Mayor of Gwangju, has apologised for the “shameful” forgery scandal that marred the South Korean city’s awarding of the 2019 International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Championships.

“I deeply apologise for a shameful thing,” said Kang, who also serves as co-chairman of the Gwangju 2015 Universiade.

“Discovered by the Prime Minister’s Office on April 29, I was informed by South Korea’s Bid Committee secretary general as he briefed me on the matter.

“In the process of submitting a bid document to FINA by April 2, a mistake by an official led to the signatures on the Government guarantee and contents to be altered.”

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