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South Korean Olympic chief defends move to send athletes to train at military camp

Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Olympic chief has defended a decision to send hundreds of athletes to a military camp next week as part of preparations for the 2024 Games in Paris. The official cited a need to instill mental toughness in athletes who he says have underachieved in recent competitions. About 400 athletes will arrive at a marine boot camp in the southeastern port city of Pohang on Monday for a three-day training camp aimed at building resilience and teamwork.

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