Canadian swimmer says she was drugged and FINA opens investigation – 07/08/2022

Paris, July 8, 2022 (AFP) – The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has opened an investigation after the testimony of Canadian swimmer Mary Sophie Harvey, who claims to have been drugged after her participation in the recent World Cup in Budapest.

Harvey, 22, said on her Instagram account on Wednesday that she was drugged on the final night of competition in late June.

In a statement sent to AFP, FINA said it was “deeply concerned” for the swimmer’s “well-being” and said it was in contact with the Canadian Swimming Federation and the Hungarian organizing committee.

“An independent agent has been appointed, who is investigating. FINA will provide updated information in due course”, indicates the entity, which recalls that it approved measures in 2021 to protect swimmers.

Mary Sophie Harvey says she woke up “completely lost” the day after the final night of the World Cup, with “dozens of bruises” all over her body.

The athlete claims that she celebrated the end of the competition in a “reasonable” way the night before, but that she has no memory of it.

“There’s a four to six hour window that I can’t remember,” she wrote.

At the Budapest Worlds, Mary Sophie Harvey won a bronze medal in the 4x200m relay.


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