Names In The News
Gwangju, South Korea Mayor KANG UN-TAE "apologized Sunday for fabricating documents to win the right to host the 2019 World Aquatics Championships" (KOREA TIMES, 7/28). ... Croatian tennis player MARIN CILIC, currently world No. 15, "failed a drug test at the April Munich tournament" and the Int'l Tennis Federation is probing the case (AFP, 7/27). ... Former Dutch cyclist JEROEN BLIJLEVENS on Thursday "confessed to having used the performance-enhancing drug EPO during his cycling career." As a consequence, "Blijlevens quit as team leader of the Dutch cycling team Belkin with immediate effect" (XINHUA, 7/26). ... FINA President JULIO CESAR MAGLIONE was re-elected for a fifth term as Uruguayan National Olympic Committee President. He was first elected to the position in '96, then in '98, '04 and '08 (FINA). ... Indycar driver LUCA FORGEOIS signed with the Andretti Autosports team as its third driver in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda (Andretti Autosport).