CAS paves way for Park

CAS paves way for Park

The Court of Arbitration for Sport cleared the way for former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan to compete at the Rio Games on Friday after upholding his appeal against a controversial Korean Olympic Committee doping ban.

Park, the first Korean to win an Olympic swimming medal when he won gold in the 400 freestyle gold in Beijing, completed an 18-month ban imposed by world governing body FINA in March after testing positive for testosterone ahead of the 2014 Asian Games.

However, under a KOC regulation, he was then hit with an additional three-year ban from the national team the day the FINA suspension expired, effectively ruling him out of contention for the Rio Olympics.

Park took his case to CAS, sport's highest tribunal, which ruled last week he should be considered eligible for selection.

On Friday, the deadline for South Korea to submit its list of swimmers to FINA.

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