South Korean ex-Olympic swimming champ receives 18-month ban

London, ANI | Updated : 24 March 2015, 08:54 PM

Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan has been slammed with an 18-month ban after a failed drugs test.

Park, who is a two-time world champion and the first Korean to win an Olympic swimming medal, tested positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition test conducted by swimming’s governing body FINA last September, the BBC reported.

The South Korean, who won the 400-metre freestyle gold at Beijing 2008, would be able to return in time for the Rio Olympics next year, the report added.

First Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 01:29 PM
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