OCA ignores WADA's 'ban on the use of artificial weapons at sporting events other than the Olympics' rule

The North Korean flag at the closing ceremony

North Korea's Lee Cheong-song, who won the gold medal in the men's weightlifting 81kg class, is entering as a flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium in China on the afternoon of the 8th.

International sport's anti-doping watchdog fined the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) $500,000 (about 600 million won) for aiding North Korea's use of the national flag at the Hangzhou Asian Games. 10 million won) was imposed.

AFP reported on the 18th (Korean time), "The independent monitoring body of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) fined OCA," and added, "The monitoring body responded despite WADA's warning that OCA cannot fly the national flag at major international competitions." “We pointed out that we did not take issue with North Korea’s use of the North Korean artificial flag throughout the Hangzhou Asian Games.”

In October 2021, WADA banned North Korea's national flag from being flown at international sports competitions such as the Asian Games, excluding the Olympic and Paralympic Games, saying that North Korea's anti-doping agency did not meet WADA's regulations.

North Korea has not allowed international doping control officers to enter the country since 2020, when it controlled its borders in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).

In response, WADA said, "We will restrict the use of North Korea's artificial flag until it fully implements the anti-doping regulations proposed by WADA."

Lifting WADA's sanctions requires corrective measures such as inspections by external monitors of North Korea's anti-doping organization, but North Korea still does not allow international doping control officers and others to enter the country, and the 'ban on use of artificial aircraft' disciplinary action continues.

However, the North Korean athletes appeared with the North Korean flag at the opening ceremony of the Hangzhou Asian Games on September 23, and also raised the North Korean flag at the closing ceremony on October 8.

Even when North Korean athletes won medals, the national flag was raised.

Throughout the Hangzhou Asian Games, WADA sent warning messages to OCA, but OCA ignored them.

WADA, an independent monitoring body, imposed a fine on OCA, emphasizing that the 'disciplinary ban on the use of North American flags at international competitions' is in effect. 카지노사이트존