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Swimming

KOC says will implement CAS decision on Park quickly

SEOUL (Reuters) - The Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) will not drag its feet if the Court of Arbitration for Sport sides with swimmer Park Tae-hwan in his bid to repeal a controversial doping ban, KOC Secretary-General Cho Young-ho said on Monday.

Swimming

Park continues Rio buildup with CAS decision looming

(Reuters) - Park Tae-hwan finished fourth in the 200 metres freestyle final at the Brisbane grand prix on Saturday, as the former Olympic champion continues his preparations for the Rio Games despite a controversial doping ban exluding him from the Korean team.

Swimming

Park files for injunction against KOC, swim federation

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan will file for an injunction against the Korea Olympic Committee on Thursday while he awaits a Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling on a controversial doping suspension, his legal representative said.

Swimming

Korea Olympic Committee turns down Park's Rio appeal

SEOUL (Reuters) - The Korea Olympic Committee has turned down Park Tae-hwan's appeal to overturn a controversial doping suspension, leaving the swimmer's hopes of competing at the Rio Games in the hands of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Football

Interpol ditches FIFA deal as corruption scandal deepens

PARIS (Reuters) - Interpol suspended a 20-million-euro (14 million pounds) sports "integrity" agreement with FIFA on Friday, at the end of testing week for soccer's scandal-hit ruling body that saw its chief spokesman quit, bidding for the 2026 World Cup shelved and records seized from its Zurich headquarters.

Football

Paraguay's Congress ends CONMEBOL immunity amid world football scandal

ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay's Congress on Thursday approved a measure withdrawing immunity from the Asuncion headquarters of South America's CONMEBOL football confederation, some of whose officials were charged with corruption by U.S. prosecutors last month.

Football

European parliament passes Qatar World Cup resolution

(Reuters) - The European Parliament joined the controversy over 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar's treatment of migrant workers on Thursday when it passed a resolution expressing concern at their plight.

Other Sport

U.N. urges Olympic social inclusion amid Russian gay rights storm

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly called on Wednesday for an international truce during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and urged Moscow "to promote social inclusion without discrimination" amid outrage over the country's ban on gay "propaganda" among minors.

Other Sport

Swimming - Risztov caps comeback with unlikely win

LONDON (Reuters) - In a sport where comebacks rarely end in success, Hungarian long-distance swimmer Eva Risztov bucked the trend on Thursday by winning gold in the women's open water race.