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S. Korea Olympic committee clears Park for Rio

2016-07-08 12:13
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Park Tae-Hwan (Getty Images)

Seoul - South Korea's Olympic (KOC) committee has lifted its ban on former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan, who is set to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Games.

An official from the Korean Olympic Committee, Park Dong-hee, said on Friday the decision came after a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Park appealed to sport's top court after the KOC left him off the national team because he was caught doping. KOC rules prevent athletes from international competition for an additional three years after the end of their doping suspensions.

Park, the only South Korean to ever win an Olympic medal in swimming, came off an 18-month ban in March after testing positive for testosterone.

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