25 June 2018, Monday, 9:08
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Scandal In Paralympic Sport: $ 15 Thousand Bribe Is Involved

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The director of the Republican Center for Olympic Training has been detained.

As the Investigation Committee reports, the 46-year-old director of the Republican Center for Olympic Training in Paralympic and Deaflympic Sports was detained. The head coach of the national team handed over 15 thousand US dollars as a bribe to the director of the institution, through the mediation of the director’s twin sister, for a favorable decision on the issue of concluding a new employment contract.

This money had been previously transferred to the head coach of the team as a reward for training athletes, who won prizes at the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. At that, the director made it clear that only in case of transferring this money to her, the 37-year-old woman would be able to continue her work as head coach.

On May 11, the Director of the Paralympic and Deaflympic Sports Center, Inna Ramanovich, told BelaPAN that she was on treatment.

"I'm in a military hospital. I felt sick on May 8," – Romanovich, who has been the director of the center for about a year, said. As the director noted then, she was shocked and stressed by the fact that her name was associated with illegal activities. "I hope, they will gain insight into the situation. I'm not going to hide," – the director said.