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Gold medalist Park Tae Hwan accused of drug use begs for a chance to participate in the Olympics

By jubilantj   Monday, May 2, 2016   60,329   273   83

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During a press conference that was held on May 2 at Incheon City Hall, swimmer Park Tae Hwan begged for a chance to participate in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics which is to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


The conference was specially prepared by Yoo Jung Bok, the mayor of Incheon, who wanted to give Park a better chance in securing a spot in the Summer Olympics. 

 

Park beseeched during the conference, "I'm a professional swimmer so I think it's most important for me to tell you the results and the marks I get at a swimming pool. I would be ever grateful if the citizens allowed me this one chance to show them a better side of me through swimming and to do my duty to the country." Park then got down on his knees, bowing so as to show his deepest deference. Park's sister was also present at the conference in support of her younger brother. 


SEE ALSO: Footage of South Korean politician leisurely sliding luggage to aide at airport goes viral

  

Park Tae Hwan had failed the drug test conducted in September of 2014, leading FINA to suspend his athletic license for 18 months. Though the suspension was lifted on March 2, due to the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC)'s decision to not amend the provision dictating that an athlete cannot be a member of the national team for three years following the end of a suspension, Park Tae Hwan's hopes to participate in this year's Summer Olympics dwindled. 





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    ffsd Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    huh!!!!

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    fxcx09 Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    it wasnt park tae hwan's fault, it was his doctor's for prescribing illegal drugs without his taehwan's knowledge (if im not mistaken). 18 months is up, KOC should at least be more lenient. it wasnt him who took illegal drugs on his own free will, i think they should just give him a chance.

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    Stephanie91 Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    From what I'm reading, it sounds like his doctor administered the illegal drugs, without Tae Hwan's knowledge. So I definitely think they should give him a second chance, since it was his doctor who is at fault here.

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    Jarhon (Banned) Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    BigBlueagain  Jarhon (Banned) Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    He's right.

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    SpringxTempo Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Wasn't this because the doctor screwed up something? Not sure what really happened but he's such a great athlete I wish he could compete.

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    kata Monday, May 2, 2016

    I feel bad when I see this things.. He already lost his chance to winning on the Olympic Games this year but I know how much suffer the swimmers.. And the drog tests,  is very difficult and sometimes very unfair. I'm Hungarian and coz of our swimmers one of the world bests  I hope he'll get the chance. He is very good and our bouts needs a good opposition.

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    misskkot Monday, May 2, 2016

    i know him from running man. he's funny

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    AshleyDaUnicorn misskkot Monday, May 2, 2016

    What episode? I need to watch it. xDD

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    misskkot AshleyDaUnicorn Monday, May 2, 2016

    ep 109-110. it's hilarious! xDD

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    most_like Monday, May 2, 2016

    Just a loser oetorisangcheoppunin meojeori

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    johwa Monday, May 2, 2016

    if you test positive for drug use...(whatever the drug)...pay the price....stop whining...you knew the possible consequences before doing the act....grow up!!!

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    lovehoney234 Monday, May 2, 2016

    It wasn't his fault. It was the doctor's so it's not fair that he has to pay the price for something that he didn't do

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    BigBlueagain johwa Monday, May 2, 2016

    He DID pay the price. He served his time.

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    melon johwa Friday, July 1, 2016

    From what we know his doctor prescribed him the drugs without informing him. So it was totally not his fault and this was proven. However regardless he knows or not he was still punished for it so what more do you want?

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    BigBlueagain Monday, May 2, 2016

    If his scores are high enough, he tests clean, why not? He's done his time. IF he's clean and he's one of the most qualified, put him on the team. Unless, of course, SK just doesn't feel like winning anything.

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    Wang_Sejung BigBlueagain Monday, May 2, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    AshleyDaUnicorn Wang_Sejung Monday, May 2, 2016

    I believe you're the drug addict here. You literally have no life besides being obsessed with @BigBlueagain.

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    Jarhon (Banned) BigBlueagain Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    BigBlueagain  Jarhon (Banned) Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    3 years for drugs by a doctor? Seems more than a little barbaric.

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    Wang_Sejung BigBlueagain Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    AshleyDaUnicorn Wang_Sejung Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    As I had said numerous times before, you need some holy water to clean your mind.

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    Wang_Sejung AshleyDaUnicorn Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    AshleyDaUnicorn Wang_Sejung Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    I'm not the pervert here, you're the one mentioning "wanking" and "sex tapes."

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    AshleyDaUnicorn Wang_Sejung Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Once again you proved yourself of needing holy water.

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    Wang_Sejung AshleyDaUnicorn Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    Wang_Sejung AshleyDaUnicorn Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    AshleyDaUnicorn Wang_Sejung Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    It's called "holy water," apparently you can't read.

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    BigBlueagain AshleyDaUnicorn Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Just downvote, report and ignore it. It wants attention and I'm done with this lyingassed bitch. Your sentiment is appreciated though :)

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    AshleyDaUnicorn BigBlueagain Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    It's fun to get on "her" nerves. It's basically my only motive.

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    BigBlueagain AshleyDaUnicorn Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Yeah, it used to be for me. Bitch is boring me now. But, if you're having fun, who am I to deny you? ;)

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    AshleyDaUnicorn BigBlueagain Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    True, it's starting to get boring. ;)

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    Jarhon (Banned) BigBlueagain Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    BigBlueagain  Jarhon (Banned) Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Pretty much. This doesn't save anyone. This doesn't educate anyone. This doesn't do anything other the "punish" someone above and beyond what the rest of the world has deemed appropriate. What always happens when you try and legislate morality.

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