South Korean Olympic gold medalist swimmer Park Tae Hwan has failed his doping test. However, his management has attributed it to “an illegal injection made by a local doctor.”
The World Anti-Doping Agency announced on January 26th that the swimmer had tested positive for doping while Park’s representation has explained the situation.
According to his management, “Park received a free chiropractic treatment about two months before the Asian Games where he also received the shot. Prior to the injection, Park repeatedly asked about the contents of the shot and if it contained illegal substances. The doctor assured him that there would be no problem. However, it turns out that the shot contained an illegal substance which lead to this positive test.”
As to Park’s current state, “He is more shocked thananyone,” with his management also stating that “he had even avoided taking cold medicine to prevent any possible false-positives on the doping test.”
His management continued by saying, “Park Tae Hwan has been a world class swimmer for 10 years… Our legal team is currently determining the reason and the purpose that this hospital administered this illegal substance and we are prepared to hold the hospital accountable and liable both civilly and criminally.”
The timing of the maltreatment and the positive doping test comes coincidentally right before the important Asian Games for which Park was named captain; this has led to some calling out the injustice and unfairness of the maltreatment. In addition, this news was surprising since Park had taken the doping test several times for the Incheon Asian Games which returned with no problems.
Currently, Park’s management and the prosecution have initiated an investigation into the hospital.
A former Olympic runner, who was eight months pregnant, died suddenly Wednesday at a restaurant in Hamden, Conn. Emergency personnel were able to safely deliver her baby at a nearby hospital.
Meskerem Legesse, 26, was getting takeout food from a Chinese restaurant with her 2-year-old son when she suddenly collapsed and died, according to The Associated Press. Paramedics and emergency crews were able to perform CPR on Legesse until she was taken to the Yale-New Haven Hospital, where the baby was delivered.
Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis is about to take the plunge – the marrying kind, that is. He and his partner, paralegal Johnny Chaillot, will walk down the aisle this fall, the diver tells PEOPLE exclusively.
“I finally met my soul mate – the more I fall in love with Johnny, the more I fall in love with myself. This is what the universe had in store for both of us,” Louganis, 53, says.
TMZ first reported, Miller filed a paternity lawsuit against Sara McKenna, seeking to establish custody rights — their son will be born next month.
McKenna tells us she plans to fight Bode’s request, claiming the ski champ previously wanted NOTHING to do with the baby. McKenna says Miller initially denied the baby was even his and has not bothered to contact her since she got knocked up.
Sara says she and Bode dated sporadically in Spring 2012 (right before he hit it off with his new wife, Morgan Beck) and the pregnancy was unplanned.
Russian volleyball coach Sergey Ovchinnikov (Sergei), 43, found dead in a hotel room, hanging.
It is being reporting that Ovchinnikov committed suicide; although, the cause of death isn’t confirmed.
According to Yahoo sports, he took the Olympics very personally,” Russian men’s volleyball coach Vladimir Alekno told RT.com. “I saw what he was going through and how upset he was after the defeat. He didn’t talk much. Even after victories he was always thinking about something and smoked a lot.”
According to, The London Standard Ye Shiwen 16, did something that was truly unheard of. In winning the 400 metres individual medley, she not only broke the world record but actually swam faster than a man: her time of 28.93 seconds in the last 50 metres of the freestyle leg easily bettered the 29.1 seconds that the American Ryan Lochte had managed in the men’s event minutes earlier. Some are wondering if she’s using drugs?
The Hellenic Olympic Committee – Greek’s Olympic federation – made the decision to expel Papachristou from the Olympic team after she made a racist comment on Twitter.
“With so many Africans in Greece … at least the West Nile mosquitos will eat homemade food!!!,” Papachristou wrote. She also reposted a comment from controversial Greek politician Ilias Kasi diaris, who has strongly criticized his government’s “soft” immigration policy.
When Papachristou realized she might not be allowed to participate in the Olympics, she tried to apologize by saying.
“I would like to express my heartfelt apologies for the unfortunate and tasteless joke I published on my personal Twitter account,” she said. “I am very sorry and ashamed for the negative responses I triggered, since I never wanted to offend anyone, or to encroach human rights.”
It was too late the damage was done. Greek Olympic chiefs consulted with senior members of the Greek parliament, including aides to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, before making their decision.
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Posted: Tuesday April 3, 2012 @2:53 p.m. PST
Princess Beatrice got her running shoes on at the weekend to part in a five-mile race on Sunday.
The young royal was competing alongside 5,000 members of the public who had been chosen to inaugurate the athletics track in the newly renovated Olympic Stadium in Stratford, East London.
“I am thrilled to be able to play my part in such a historic occasion and it is fantastic to see the incredible transformation that the Olympic Park has undergone,” she told crowds as runners took their positions.
“I, like so many others running on the day, know that the experience of being one of the first to cross the Olympic finish line is an extraordinary moment in what promises to be a memorable year for the nation”.
After sounding the klaxon to start the race, the Queen’s granddaughter then joined the throng to complete the task in a respectable 45 minutes 45 seconds – crossing the finish line to the sounds of Chariots of Fire.
The jog won’t have been too taxing for Beatrice, who is used to these kinds of sporting events.
In 2010 she became the first member of the royal family to run the London marathon, raising money for the charity Children in Crisis.