Sports: Swim team head quits over Korean hidden cam shame

Even while a probe is on into the South Korean scandal involving the alleged installation of hidden cameras in the female dressing room of a swimming pool, the manager of the national swimming team has resigned, the national federation announced Wednesday.

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace of Bahamas, Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden and Simone Manuel of the U.S. (from bottom) start in the women's 50m freestyle heats at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia, August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace of Bahamas, Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden and Simone Manuel of the U.S. (from bottom) start in the women’s 50m freestyle heats at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia, August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

“As manager that leads the team, I deeply feel responsible that such (a) shameful incident took place,” Ahn Jong-taek told Reuters.

Jong-taek had joined the swimming team in 2008 as coach and has been the team manager since 2012, Yonhap reported. “I hope (the) truth would be revealed clearly as soon as possible so that other swimmers and coaches would not suffer.”

Meanwhile, the police said that it has plans to summon an incumbent athlete from South Korea’s national swimming team for questioning about allegedly installing hidden cameras to take nude photos of his female colleagues. Yonhap reported that the police plan to summon the athlete who came back to Seoul from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics that closed earlier this month.



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