Canadian swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey was drugged while she was in Budapest participating in the World Aquatics Championships. On 25 June, she attended an after-party in a nightclub, located on the Pest side, that is where the incident took place. Now Harvey has held an online press conference during which new details have emerged.
Canadian swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey won the bronze medal as part of the relay team at the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships held in Budapest. However, she did not leave Hungary with happy memories. She claims that drugs were slipped into her drink when she was out celebrating her win. The incident took place at Gigi’s nightclub on the Pest side of the Chain Bridge, during an unofficial afterparty that was not organised by FINA.
According to reports, there was a separate room for VIP guests. The event was attended by athletes from several countries. Mary-Sophie was accompanied by her friends and fellow swimmers. They later found the swimmer in an unconscious state somewhere in the streets of Pest, reports index.hu.
The Canadian swimmer said that she still could not put together the pieces of the incident weeks after it occurred. One moment she was OK, and the next, she blacked out. “I’m still terribly disturbed thinking about what could have happened while I was unconscious,” she added.
Harvey has not pressed charges in Budapest and will not do so. The Canadian athlete says there was no point. “Honestly, I didn’t even care for the first 24 hours, it was only when I got back to Canada and saw the bruises on my body that I started to get desperate. What could have happened to me, who could have caused these injuries? ” she wonders.
According to Harvey, a Hungarian swimmer invited her to Gigi’s.
However, she did not reveal the name of the person. The event, called the Swimming World Championships Afterparty, was attended by Canadian athletes and French swimmers, including swimming sensation Léon Marchand.
Harvey woke up on the street, according to her latest recollection on YouTube. Her wallet, mobile phone and documents were initially missing, however, she managed to collect them when she went back to the bar. The only thing she could not track down was her disposable camera. Harvey thinks it might contain compromising footage, that is the reason why the staff did not return it.
Harvey mentions in her video that others have also reported similar incidents.
The swimmer rules out the possibility that she was just drunk.
“What bothers me the most is that the people I’ve spoken to all say that I must have had too much to drink and that I should take better care of myself next time. But I didn’t get drunk, I had four drinks in total and I was perfectly conscious up until the moment I had a movie breakdown.” said the swimmer.
But many people doubt Harvey’s story. Some question why she only noticed the bruises on her body when she landed in Canada. According to several Hungarian swimmers, Marie-Sophie Harvey was so drunk that she spilled a glass of drink on an index.hu informant.
Source: youtube.com, index.hu