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Professional S. Korean sports teams cancel off-season training in Japan amid trade row Updated: 2019-08-06 13:03:07 KST

The worsening situation between South Korea and Japan has spread to the sporting world.
Seven out of ten South Korean professional basketball teams have called off scheduled off-season training in Japan.
Eight women's pro basketball and volleyball teams have also canceled or plan to cancel training in Japan and are scouting out local places to train instead.
Local sporting competitions are making similar moves.
Gangneung city had previously invited teams from China and Japan to a friendly curling competition, but decided Monday to pull financial support for the Japanese team.
The board of a basketball competition will make a decision Wednesday on whether to revoke invitations to two Japanese teams for an event in late August.
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