21 Mar '11, 8am

South Korean champion figure skater Kim Yu Na sues former agent

South Korean champion figure skater Kim Yu Na sues former agent

South Korea's Olympics figure skating champion Kim Yu Na is suing her former agent for failing to pay the athlete part of her endorsement earnings. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SEOUL - SOUTH Korea's Olympics figure skating champion Kim Yu Na is suing her former agent for failing to pay the athlete part of her endorsement earnings, her lawyer said on Monday. IB Sports, the agency Kim left in April last year, failed to pay her 894 million won (S$1 million) earned from advertisement deals for Hyundai Motor and other companies, Kim's lawyer said. 'We filed the suit last November and the first court hearing was held on March 16 in Seoul,' the lawyer Lee Sang Hun told AFP. 'The sponsors continued to pay IB Sports for deals signed before April 2010 even after Kim left the agency, yet the firm did not give her share at all,' he said. Kim later set up her own agency, AT Sports. 'We're willing...

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