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Park Tae Hwan will not be on South Korean Olympic Team

By jubilantj   Wednesday, May 11, 2016   34,305   205   20
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Park Tae Hwan poured his soul into obtaining a spot in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics; unfortunately, his fight was all for naught. 


According to Yonhap News, a meeting was held on May 11 at the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC)'s conference room in Songpa District, Seoul. During the meeting, a total of 22 athletes (11 men and 11 women) were selected to represent Korea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The criteria to pass as a representative for Korea in the Summer Olympics were based on the grading from the selection contests held back in April and February. 


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


Because the KOC did not amend the provision stating that an athlete cannot be a member of the national team for three years following a suspension, Park Tae Hwan was ultimately left off South Korea's national swimming team. Park had even held a press conference to apologize, during which he had gotten down on his hands and knees. However, his efforts were all in vain, as it appears KOC are firm in their decision. 

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jingwang Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wait what happened

Ryo69 Thursday, May 12, 2016

It wasn't even his fault! Wtf?!

Itismoot Thursday, May 12, 2016

Doh! p!

Wang_Sejung Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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kata Wang_Sejung Thursday, May 12, 2016

i dont know what are you, but not even a human, im sure :/ You are quite disgusting and pathetic :/

SpringxTempo Wednesday, May 11, 2016

If I remember correctly it wasn't his fault correct? I feel terrible for him having to wait 8 whole years to compete again, who knows if he'll even want to compete after waiting that long. That's so unfortunate :(

Leyzell Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Oh my...i feel so sorry for him..

Kang_Saena Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I don't like this... screw KOC rules.

Kpopgurl82 Kang_Saena Wednesday, May 11, 2016

its not the KOC rules

Kang_Saena Kpopgurl82 Thursday, May 12, 2016

"Because the KOC did not amend the provision stating that an athlete cannot be a member of the national team for three years following a suspension, Park Tae Hwan ..." It's in the article. But I guess you could say it's technically just morality rules set by the nation in general.

krell Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sad that he is out that way. Maybe he could make a personal appeal to like the President of S.KOREA. He has nothing to lose at this point. IF she was to 'pardon' him; that seems like it would work. The KOC would have been 'tough nuts' by NOT giving him special consideration. BUT, the President of S.KOREA does overrule them, so they have no choice on it. Kind of like a PARDON for the DEATH PENALTY and all that. If I was in his situation, I would give it a try.

krell Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Also, he *might* try to LAWSUIT them. Claim that the rules use an UNFAIR level of punishment. There is probably MONEY involved for him too; IF he could participate in the OLYMPICS. So, he *might* get his 'Day in Court' on it. Usually, if MONEY is involved, THEN there is MORE reason that a COURT will be forced to listen to arguments.

BigBlueagain Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Karma says... Korea gone git dem asses handed to dem in de competishun. The Korean Just Us system strikes again. (smh)

intricate Wednesday, May 11, 2016

okay.. so he got banned because of a mistake he didn't make. He's not the one who loses, it's the South Korean Nation. But he is the one grieving for his nation.

Kpopgurl82 intricate Wednesday, May 11, 2016

he knew what he was doing. sorry but rules are rules. you know how many times in the USA athletes say they didn't know they were taking Steroids to the committee? reality check, they knew. so i dont feel sorry for him one bit. rules are rules. either you follow them or face the consequences.

intricate Kpopgurl82 Thursday, May 12, 2016

a doctor mistakenly prescribed him a banned drug.

Kpopgurl82 intricate Thursday, May 12, 2016

he still knew what was in the drug sorry but this is one time I stand behind the KOC. when I played sports I had to put drugs in my body to restrenthen my ankle. and if there was any banned substances i couldnt play most athleets who are professional know the drugs they are tanking.

intricate Kpopgurl82 Thursday, May 12, 2016

if you trust your physician, which you should, and you lack knowledge of medical substances, which you would unless you studied it, it's highly likely for you to take banned medicines if your physician has prescribed them to you. The likelihood of which only increases as the name of the medicine containing the substance and the name of the substance itself might not at all be similar. At any rate, this mistake causes Korea to miss out on better chances at medals, thus a chance to bring more glory to the nation. The KOC shot themselves in their own foot as far as I'm concerned.

Kpopgurl82 intricate Friday, May 13, 2016

he still knew what he was taken its his fault too.

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