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Court overrides ban, Park Tae Hwan ruled eligible to compete in Olympics

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The Seoul Eastern District Court ruled on July 1 that Park Tae Hwan is eligible to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.


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Just last month, the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) reaffirmed their decision to forbid Park Tae Hwan from participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics. However, the court has ruled in favor of Park Tae Hwan. According to Yonhap, the court reasoned, "[Park] has no reason for being disqualified based on Article 5 of the Korea Swimming Federation's rule on the selection of national team swimmers."


Park Tae Hwan received a suspension back in 2014 which ended in March 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, the KOC ultimately left Park Tae Hwan off South Korea's national swimming team.


The court stated that it would be unfair to punish Park two times on the same offense. There have been previous precedents of double punishment being ruled invalid and some previous examples were brought up.


Park also brought the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). He has asked them to make an urgent decision before July 8 as the KOC must submit their final roster on July 18. An anonymous KOC official relayed"It's not clear if the court ordered us to let Park compete at the Olympics right away or to wait until the CAS makes its ruling before making that decision... If the CAS rules in favor of Park, then we could say he'd be qualified to swim at the Olympics."

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    lolhaha Monday, July 4, 2016

    But he doped? It's like letting Lance Armstrong back, it's a disgrace to the sport and to the other athletes who competed fairly. But then again people will do anything for a gold medal.

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    intricate Saturday, July 2, 2016

    Korea can thank those judges.

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    youTaeyeonOMG Saturday, July 2, 2016

    whatever, but he can't win the Olympic gold medal anyway becoz he will lose the game to his opponent that China punk-Sun Yang 95%, LOL...

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    BigBlueagain youTaeyeonOMG Monday, August 29, 2016

    Damn troll, is there anything you DON'T comment on? (smh)

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    Kabo_desu Saturday, July 2, 2016

    good luck and congrats!

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    daFoolio Friday, July 1, 2016

    NICE!  tear it up in Rio!!!

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    Stephanie91 Friday, July 1, 2016

    Yay!! I'm glad for him! It was the doctor's fault to begin with...

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    shirotoki Friday, July 1, 2016

    Yay I'm glad he is able to compete!

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    KpopPRs Friday, July 1, 2016

    doesn't look like he every doped to me.... do you even lift

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    krell Friday, July 1, 2016

    (Joking) The WHALE is SAVED !!! ... ;-)

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    krell Friday, July 1, 2016

    My guess on this, that S.K. Olympic Committee did *not* want to appear like they 'bend the rules' because PTH is a 'FAST FISH.' So, they go with the 'hard line' and keep him OFF the team. THEN, they make it clear PRIVATELY that they would NOT be that 'outraged' IF they were 'over ruled' by the COURT so that 'FAST FISH' could be on the team after all ... ;-)

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    krell Friday, July 1, 2016

    Put another way, the 'FIX WAS IN' for 'FAST FISH' all along! ... ;-)

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    gt3lt_kpop Friday, July 1, 2016

    congratulations~

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