Park Tae-hwan banned for 18 months after failing dope test


Korea’s “Marine Boy” Park Tae-hwan, who tested positive for testosterone last fall, was hit with an 18-month ban on Monday, following a short hearing at the Switzerland headquarters of the world swimming body, FINA.

The ban will remain in effect until March 2016.

In theory, that means Park could still take part in the 2016 Rio Olympics, but he will certainly miss the 2015 world championships in Russia this summer.

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Photo by KOREA.NET – Official page of the Republic of Korea

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