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.