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Mary-Sophie Harvey claims she was drugged to the water world

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Olympian Mary-Sophie Harvey caused a real bombshell when she claimed on her Instagram account that she was drugged on the last day of the Water Worlds which took place in Budapest from June 18 to July 3.

Bronze medalist in the 4x200m freestyle relay in Budapest when he swam in the preliminaries, Harvey says he has no memory of a four or six hour period the day before the Canadian team left. You left Hungary on June 26.

“I was drugged on the last day of the World Cup, she wrote. For a period of four to six hours, I have no memory. My only memory is that the Canadian team manager and the doctor were next to me very close to my bed when I woke up. “

In this time when she remembers nothing, the swimmer originally from Trois-Rivières who trains with the colors of the CAMO club claims to be injured. She has attached a photo of her aching ribs.


A photo she posted on her Instagram account that shows the injuries she allegedly suffered during that time when she doesn't remember anything

Photo taken from Instagram

A photo she posted on her Instagram account that shows the injuries she allegedly suffered during that time when she doesn’t remember anything

“I injured my ribs and suffered a concussion. “

Silence was not an option

Eighth in the 4x200m Individual Mixed Final, Harvey said he hesitated for a long time before publicly sharing his story, but decided to move forward for a very specific reason.

“I was wondering if I was going to post or not, but there are so many sad situations like this happening that I couldn’t be silent. “

“I’m still scared of the things I can’t remember that happened that night,” Harvey said. In a way, I’m embarrassed about what happened and I think I always will be. But I’m not going to let this incident define me as a person. “

Swimming reactions in Canada

In an e-mailed statement, Swimming Canada confirms that an incident has occurred and that an internal investigation has been opened.

In light of the information gathered so far, it is confirmed that the athletes have left the team’s hotel after the last group meeting to celebrate what was the best world championship in the history of Canadian swimming with a harvest of 11 medals (3 gold, 4 silvers and 4 bronzes). Canada finished third behind the United States and Australia. The previous brand was eight established in Gwangju, South Korea in 2019.

“We are aware of an incident that occurred the day before our departure from Budapest,” the organization’s communications director, Nathan White, confirmed via email on behalf of the organization. As soon as the staff were informed of the situation, Mary-Sophie received excellent medical assistance from our on-site medical team and it was decided that she could go home. “

Swimming Canada assures Harvey was not left to fend for herself when she got home.

“The staff members have been in contact with Mary-Sophie since her return and still are. We offer him support. We are continuing to gather more information on the situation and the file has been handed over to our independent Safe Sport Officer. “

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