United States District Court Dismisses Katinka Hosszu Defamation Action

Katinka Hosszu by Patrick B. Kraemer

Hours before Katinka Hosszu raced to a fourth medal, a silver in the 200m backstroke, for Hungary at the Rio Aquatics Centre yesterday, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona dismissed a defamation action filed by the swimmer against Swimming World’s parent company, Sports Publications Inc, and the writer Casey Barrett.

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There is a typo in the judgment link. It will fail to open as the url says .dom instead of .com so you will need to edit the link until SW fixes it.

Craig Lord

Thanks Ger – fixed

Markus B.

Well, using my “common sense” you can guess what I think about Ms. Hosszus performances.

But I have to admit the very same thing applies to Katie Ledecky.

But time (and scientific retests of the samples in 4 or 8 years) will tell. Maybe.

Blah Blah

Don’t expect time to tell. Tests are remarkably easy to beat. There’s a reason almost no one gets caught and when they do get caught it’s almost never for the substance that is actually aiding their performance but some ancillary junk, if that.

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