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Taekwondo body under attack

other Updated: Dec 23, 2010 00:29 IST

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Hackers attacked the website of the World Taekwondo Federation after it punished a Taiwanese fighter for allegedly cheating at the Asian Games, media reported Wednesday.

The incident came after the federation, the sport's world governing body, suspended Yang Shu-chun, a gold medal hopeful who was disqualified at the games in southern China in November for using extra sensors in her socks.

"Still unfair," hackers wrote on the federation's website late Tuesday night, Taiwan's state-run Central News Agency said. The Seoul-based world federation suspended Yang for three months and her coach for 20 months in a letter to the Chinese Taipei Amateur Taekwondo Association, as Taiwan's body is known, on Tuesday.

It also fined the association for "negligence and wrongdoing" for its role in the controversy. "The outcome was worse than expected," Chen Chien-ping, the head of the Taiwanese association, said.

Chou Rei, a senior official at Taiwan's Sports Affairs Council, said the council was not satisfied with the result.

"We will continue by preparing an appeal for Yang at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland," he said.