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Canadian swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey: I was drugged at World Championships

Canada's Mary-Sophie Harvey competed at the Tokyo Olympics last summer and won bronze as part of her country's 4x200 metres relay team at this year's World Aquatics Championships. ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images

Canadian swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey said Wednesday that she was drugged on the final night of the world championships, when she suffered a rib sprain and a concussion.

The Tokyo Olympian said she woke up feeling "completely lost," with her team manager and doctor at her side, and had no recollection of a four-to-six-hour window of time during the incident.

Harvey, 22, discovered "dozens of bruises" on her body after travelling home the next day and said she was compelled to share her experience as "these situations sadly happen too many times."

"I'm still scared to think about the unknowns of that night," she said in a post on Instagram. "I'm still in a way, ashamed of what happened, and I think I always will be ... But I won't let this event define me."

In a news conference Friday, Harvey shared more details of what happened at the event. She said she was at a party organized by a fellow athlete at a club in Budapest and had four drinks over the course of the night. She also disclosed that since she came forward on Instagram other athletes, whom she declined to name, reached out to say they had gone through something similar on the night of the party.

Harvey also said she did not file a police complaint in Budapest or get a toxicology report.

On Friday, FINA, whose championships wrapped up earlier this month, released a statement regarding the incident:

"FINA is aware of the latest media reports regarding Mary-Sophie Harvey concerning events following the conclusion of the 2022 World Aquatics Championships. Consistent with FINA's comprehensive safeguarding measures, an Independent Investigation Officer has been appointed and is investigating. FINA will provide further updates in due course."

Information from Reuters contributed to this report.