Park Tae-hwan: Olympic champion banned after failed drugs test

Park Tae-hwan won Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008

South Korean former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan has received an 18-month ban after a failed drugs test.

Park is a two-time world champion and the first Korean to win an Olympic swimming medal.

The 25-year-old tested positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition test conducted by the sport's governing body Fina last September.

Park, who won 400m freestyle gold at Beijing 2008, will be able to return in time for the Rio Olympics next year.

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