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Suspended swimmer to train in Japan

Olympic gold medal swimmer Park Tae-hwan, who is now serving his 18-month suspension for doping, will train in Japan until the end of this year, his agency said on Tuesday.

Team GMP said in a release that Park went to Hosei University in Tokyo on Monday with his manager and trainer. The agency said Park will stay there for about three months.

The swimmer has been training at the Olympic Swimming Pool in southern Seoul since June with his former coach Roh Min-sang as a member of Roh’s swimming club. Under the rule of FINA, the international governing body of swimming, Park can’t participate in a training camp funded by the Korea Swimming Federation or the Korean Olympic Committee.


Work officially starts on Olympic village

The PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Pocog) had a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Olympic & Paralympic Village on Tuesday.

This construction project will be carried out at the site of the 42,000-square meter (10-acre)Dome in the Pyeongchang Mountain Cluster and built with an investment by a private company, the Yongpyong Resort.

The construction is expected to be completed by September 2017, and it is expected to accommodate some 3,500 athletes.

After the Games, the Pyeong
Chang Olympic Village will be sold in individual blocks to the public, and Pocog expects this will return $8.5 million.
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