Olympic Hero Park Tae-hwan Fails Doping Test

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Reeling from the shocking news of a failed doping test, South Korean Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan faces an international hearing, officials said today.

The news of Park’s positive test emerged Monday.

His Seoul-based agency (Team GMP), while confirming the result, blamed it on an injection (given by a local hospital).

The Korea Swimming Federation said today that Park had actually failed a test administered by the international swimming governing body FINA, rather than the World Anti-Doping Agency, as was first reported.

The Federation added that Park was tested ahead of the Incheon Asian Games (which opened in Sept)and was notified of the result in December

Later today, state prosecutors in Seoul said Park received a testosterone injection (at the hospital) ain late July (the administration of which is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency)

In defense, (Park’s camp has told authorities that) the swimmer repeatedly asked the hospital about the content of the injection, claiming he was assured the shot would be clean.

Prosecutors said Park underwent questioning last Sunday.

Source: Busan eFM News


 

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