Overruled: South Korea to include Park Tae-hwan for Olympics Games after ban overturned

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The Court of Arbitration for Sports ruled the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) extended ban constituted a double jeopardy following an 18-month suspension after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.

South Korean swimming star Park Tae-hwan, who was barred from the Olympic Games for doping, will compete for the national team in Rio de Janeiro after the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) ruled in his favour.

The multiple Olympic medallist had sought “an urgent ruling” from the Lausanne-based body against his doping ban by July 8 – the deadline for South Korea to select their Rio swimming team.

“We will include Park Tae-hwan in the list of national athletes who will take part in the Rio Olympics”, Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) Secretary General Cho Young-ho was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency.

Park, 26, was slapped with an 18-month suspension after testing positive for an anabolic steroid in out-of-competition controls before the 2014 Asian Games.

Read South China Morning Post

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