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No Rio revival for Park S. Korea upholds ban on disgraced swimming star

By Agence France-Presse in Seoul ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-06-17 07:58:49

South Korea's national Olympic committee on Thursday upheld its ban on disgraced swimmer Park Tae - hwan competing at the Rio Olympics, rejecting his emotional plea for reinstatement.

Park, a multiple Olympic medalist, completed an 18-month drug suspension in April after testing positive for an anabolic steroid in out-of-competition controls before the 2014 Asian Games.

But he remains barred from competing in Rio de Janeiro under a ruling by the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) that prohibits athletes from representing the country for three years after the expiration of any doping ban.

No Rio revival for Park S. Korea upholds ban on disgraced swimming star

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