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Olympic champion Kim Yu-na sues her former agency

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP)

A lawyer for Olympic champion Kim Yu-na says the South Korean figure skater has sued her former agency due to a dispute over endorsement deals.

Lawyer Lee Sang-hun said Monday that Kim filed a lawsuit with a Seoul district court in November to get $795,370 from Seoul-based IB Sports.

Lee says Kim split with IB Sports last year but is still entitled to her part of endorsement money paid to her former agency after her departure.

IB Sports agrees. But company officials say they have a right to get some part of new endorsement money Kim is making by ''extending'' her contracts with previous advertisers she worked with while being with IB Sports.

Lee counters the new endorsement money has come from ''new'' deals, not from extension of previous deals.


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