A Canadian swimmer was drugged during the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest. Mary-Sophie Harvey was drugged on the last night of the World Championships. A Hungarian athlete has told where the afterparty was held.
As we reported, Canadian swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey was drugged on the last night of the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest. The story was shared by the swimmer on her Instagram page. The Canadian swimmer also posted photos of the incident in her social media post.
Harvey claimed to have been unconscious for 4-6 hours following the incident. The swimmer added that she was with her teammates when the incident happened. The bronze medal-winning athlete believed that such a thing could never happen to her, especially when she was surrounded by friends.
The SwimSwam site has released new details. According to reports from the SwimSwim portal, one more victim has come forward. The athlete, who has not been named, also mentioned a possible drugging. In addition, the mystery person has named the venue. The afterparty was held at Gigi’s on the Pest side of the Chain Bridge in the Hungarian capital.
According to the article, the event was advertised with the name of Hungarian swimmer Dávid Verrasztó. However, the swimmer was in Zagreb at that time.
Index.hu spoke to one of the Hungarian swimmers taking part in the event. The Hungarian athlete also asked to remain anonymous. According to his account, there were two halls. One was for everyone, the other was the VIP room.
Dávid Szántó, the sports director of the Budapest World Aquatics Championships, said that he had also heard about the incident from news reports in the U.S. The Canadian Swimming Federation did not even report the incident to the Hungarian organisers. Szántó added that it was an unofficial FINA event.
The Canadian Swimming Federation also reacted to the incident. In their statement they stress that the health and safety of their team members is their priority.
“Mary received excellent medical treatment from our team physician on site, and was cleared to travel home. Staff have been in contact with Mary since her return and we are offering her support. We continue to gather information on the situation, and the file has been forwarded to our independent Safe Sport officer,” they said in a statement.
Source: index.hu, swimswam