Korean Swimmer Fails Drug Test, Comes Up With New Excuse

Meet South Korean Olympic swimming champ Park Tae-hwan. Park became the first South Korean ever to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming when he took the men’s 400-meter freestyle race at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and later added a silver medal in the 200-meter freestyle. Park, patient 25, is also the most decorated South Korean in the history of the Asian Games with a total of 20 medals, including six gold medals. Good for him!

But there appears to be a problem. This world class athlete tested positive in a recent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) test.

On the plus side he’s not blaming some new cold medicine or his wife’s birth control pills. Nope, Team GMP, the swimmer’s agency, is claiming the positive test is a the result of some free chiropractic treatments. Wait, what?

For some reason, Park was offered–and received–the free treatment at a local hospital two months ago and they just threw in an injection of an unknown substance as a bonus. Team GMP claims Park asked repeatedly if any illegal substances were in the injection and was assured by a bunch of complete strangers that there was not, so he let them jab him with a needle.

Sounds perfectly logical to me.

Source: Korea Times