The women’s team coach of China table tennis suspended for debt

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The head coach of the female national team of China in table tennis, two-time Olympic champion of kun Linguae was suspended from office in connection with the judicial proceedings for his gambling debt, reports the Xinhua news Agency, citing Chinese table tennis Association.

Singapore hotel, where in 2015 he lived Kuhn, Lingua with family and friends filed in Hong Kong court on the former champion. According to media reports, kun, Lingwei took the hotel about 721 thousands of dollars and not returned to fully duty. The trainer in the social network Weibo admitted that he borrowed the money, however, according to him, he did not participate in the game.

Chinese table tennis Association gave kun Lingual instructed to return from Dusseldorf, in Germany, where the world Championships in table tennis, to facilitate the investigation.

General Directorate of sport of China apologized for the «negative impact» that had the incident and promised to investigate.

«The General Department of sports shows zero tolerance for behavior that violates sports ethics, discipline and laws,» Xinhua quoted the press Secretary of the Ministry. He added that the Department will do further investigation of the incident based on the preliminary audit carried out by the Chinese table tennis Association, and make punishment in accordance with existing rules and laws.

China women’s team — world Champions and Olympic Champions in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro in the team tournament. Kun, Lingua, born in 1975, won the gold medal in doubles at the Olympic games 1996 in Atlanta and a gold medal in singles and silver medal in doubles at the Olympic games 2000 in Sydney.