Olympic champion short track speed skater banned 1 year for social media post

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Csaba Burjan, an Olympic short track speed skating relay gold medalist for Hungary, has been banned one year for a social media post.

In early December, an Instagram photo on Burjan’s account showed a line of people at a Chinese airport with an expletive, according to Hungarian and Chinese reports. The photo was later taken down and an apology posted, according to reports.

Burjan detailed the situation in a Q&A with Hungary’s Nemzeti Sport in December.

Burjan. 25, will miss the rest of the season, including March’s world championships in Seoul. In addition to the Olympic gold, he was part of three Hungary relay teams that earned silver or bronze medals at past world championships.

The Olympic relay title was Hungary’s first in any Winter Olympic event and its first Winter Games medal of any color since 1980.

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