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South Korea’s swimming start Park apologizes for doping ban

In this Sept. 21, 2014 file photo, South Korea's Park Tae-hwan adjusts his goggles after competing a men's 200-meter freestyle swimming heat at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea has been banned 18 months for doping. Swimming governing body FINA says Park tested positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition drug test in September. The ban will begin retroactively the day of the positive test and expire March 2, 2016 — putting Park's participation in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in doubt. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test.

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Korean Oly body could give banned swimmer Park shot at Rio

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Olympic body is considering easing its eligibility rules for athletes entering international competitions, which would allow banned former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan a shot at qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

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Hyo Joo Kim wins LPGA Tour’s Founders Cup

Hyo Joo Kim hits her tee shot on the sixth hole during the third round of the LPGA Tour's JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix, Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP PHoto/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGAZINES OUT; NO SALES

PHOENIX (AP) — Hyo Joo Kim birdied five of the last eight holes to outlast Stacy Lewis on Sunday at Desert Ridge in the JTBC Founders Cup.

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