Courtesy of: RFEN
GWANGJU, South Korea, July 22. FOLLOWING a forgery fiasco by Gwangju mayor Kang Un-Tae, the South Korean government has "revoked its promise of financial support for the event as 'punishment'" according to Inside The Games.

Just last week, FINA awarded the 2019 World Championships to Gwangju, but word broke that the city's mayor had forged signatures of both former Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik and former Culture Minister Choe Kwang-sik on some of the bid paperwork.

According to Inside The Games, South Korea "had originally planned to cover 30 per cent of the costs for the $53.5 million event."

"We define the Gwangju city Government's forgery of a document guaranteeing the central Government's financial support as a case in which a municipal Government deceived a state organization, disrupting the discipline of the state," a Government official told South Korean news agency Yonhap. "The authority decided not to execute the budget pledged for the event as punishment for the forgery."

Full article from Inside the Games