First came a dramatic plea, with South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan dropping to his knees on international television. Then came a legal appeal.
Now the four-time Olympic medalist has won his fight to compete in the 2016 Summer Games.
On Friday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport made Park eligible for his nation’s Olympic team, ruling against South Korea’s unusually strict anti-doping policy.
The case began with Park testing positive for testosterone in 2014. Though his 18-month ban ended in March, South Korea imposes an additional penalty on cheaters, saying they cannot represent the nation for an additional three years.
Park had sought an expedited...