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AP Source: SKorea footballer to get Olympic medal

AP Source: SKorea footballer to get Olympic medal

An official familiar with the decision says a South Korea footballer who displayed a political banner after a match at the London Olympics will receive his bronze medal.
The official says the IOC executive board will only issue a warning to Park Jong-woo for his actions after his team's 2-0 victory over Japan.
The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the ruling hadn't been announced.
The IOC withheld Park's medal after the Aug. 10 incident pending a disciplinary hearing, which was held Monday in Lausanne.
Park displayed a sign in national colors with the slogan "Dokdo is our territory" to support South Korean sovereignty over islets also claimed by Japan.
IOC rules prohibit on-field political statements.
FIFA previously banned Park for two World Cup matches.


Updated : 2021-10-17 06:01 GMT+08:00