Park Tae Hwan’s Doping Hearing Postponed; Needs More Time “To Prepare”

In the latest series of events in the doping scandal of South Korea swimming star Park Tae Hwan, Yonhap News is reporting that the international doping hearing for Olympic swimmer Park Tae Hwan has now been postponed from its originally scheduled February 27th date.

The hearing was to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland to review the incident of Park’s positive test due to an injection of Nebido, a commercial brand of testosterone undecanoate last Fall – an injection which now has resulted in the administering doctor being indicted on negligence charges.

Park’s camp is saying they need “more time to prepare”, per a statement by the Korean Swimming Federation (KSF). The Olympic gold medalist is facing a possible two-year suspension from the sport, which would certainly jeopardize any participation in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

As of this time, a new date for the hearing is still to be determined.

 

 

 

 

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Joemomma

More time to prepare = more time to force that poor doctor to fall on his sword for “the honor of the nation.”

ERVINFORTHEWIN

on the long run , he won’t get away with it without loosing much credibility . For me , he is no longer a great swimmer . Bye Bye

jeffreyjeff

Whoever is saying he is now not a great swimmer….everyone makes mistakes it’s just that he made the wrong choices for once…in his 15-17 years of swimming. No doubt, what he did is wrong, but the inevitable fact is that all prominent swimmers out there do actually get injections in small doses that will be just at the maximum of not getting detected by the doping tests. If you are not an insider….no one would not know what goes on if they have not actually seen these professional swimmers on a personal level. All in all, Park is NOT trying to get himself out of this in a shady way as most news portals are claiming. It’s all just some… Read more »

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