Swimming – New rule could bar S. Korea's Park from Rio Games

Swimming - New rule could bar S. Korea's Park from Rio Games– The 18-month suspension handed to South Korea’s four-time Olympic swimming medallist Park Tae-Hwan for failing a dope test could see him miss the 2016 Olympic Games, even though the ban ends before the Rio event. A Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) official confirmed Tuesday that Park, a national icon in South Korea, could fall foul of a new rule barring any athlete suspended for doping from competing with the national team for three years. “Should the rule be applied as it is, Park would be unable to take part in next year’s Olympics,” the official, who declined to be identified, told AFP.

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