AP Source: SKorean to get Olympic medal back



LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — An official familiar with the decision says a South Korea soccer player 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 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 Aug. 10, 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.