The men’s 400 freestyle at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games looks like it’ll bring a lot more competition than the field in 2012, with 8 men already under 3:45 this year.
Korean Olympian Park Tae Hwan, who was officially given an Olympic bid to Rio after an emergency KOC meeting in early July, is entered in 4 events for the Games. Park’s schedule includes not only his traditional 200, 400, and 1500 free, but also the 100 free.
Fresh off winning his appeal with the Court Arbitration of Sport (CAS), Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan is on his way to Orlando, Florida for his final training before leaving for Brazil on July 31st.
As pre-Olympic coverage ramps up across the world’s media outlets, the cloud of doping suspicions only appears to grow stronger. That gathering storm of pessimism and distrust has caused on Washington Post columnist to propose a unique solution.
Park Tae Hwan has Olympic medal-earning history, but this time around the 26-year-old has had much less time in the pool to prepare.
After a long ordeal involving the Korean Swimming Federation, the Korean Olympic Committee and the Court Arbitration for Sport, Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan will now represent his nation in Rio.
The Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) has reportedly scheduled an emergency meeting for Friday, July 8th, where the topic of whether or not banned swimmer Park Tae Hwan will be able to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games is at the top of the agenda.
Park Tae Hwan is now eligible to swim in Rio.
Park Tae Hwan filed an appeal against the Korean Olympic Committee with the CAS.
Korean Olympian Park Tae-Hwan will be in action at his first international meet since serving his 18-month ban for having tested positively for a prohibited substance back in 2014.
South Korean swimmer Park Tae-Hwan has asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to begin arbitration proceedings after attempted mediation…
Almost 800 of 1325 poll respondents voted in favor of letting Korea’s Park compete in Rio, believing that he’s served his sentence under international rules.
Another element to Park Tae Hwan’s appeal to the Korean Olympic Committee has been taken off course as the swimmer cancels a meeting last minute.
Voters were very split between three of the options – bemusement, disappointment and sadness. Each earned roughly a quarter of the votes, and were all within about 40 total votes of each other.
Park Tae-hwan received a vote of confidence from KSOC president Kim Jung-haeng on Tuesday.