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Swimmer left with bruises and concussion after being drugged at world championships

Mary-Sophie Harvey, a Canadian swimmer, has claimed that she was drugged in Budapest at the world championships and blacked for as long as six hours.

, the 22-year old, wrote about her experience on Instagram.

She said, “On the last night at the Worlds Championship I was drugged.”

“At the moment I wasn’t conscious of what was happening to me, but I do remember waking up completely lost the next morning; with our team manager at my bedside and the doctor at my side.”

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She stated that she remembered celebrating the competition, but then there was a four-to-six hour window in which “I can’t remember a single thing”.

Harvey posted photos of bruises to her body and told her followers she felt ashamed.

They may have been caused when she was unconscious by her friends, she said. She also reported that she suffered a minor concussion and a rib strain.

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The swimmer was admitted to the hospital by psychologists and doctors who advised her that drugging is more common than she thought.

Harvey advised others to be cautious and stated that the topic of spiking was not being discussed enough.

She wrote, “I thought that I was safe. It would never happen to my, especially when it is surrounded by friends… It’s still terrifying to think about what the night might bring.

Recent years have seen an increase in reports of people drinking spiked drinks or having their blood injected with a needle.

Sky News reported last year that a woman said she felt “absolutely devastated” when her child was unable to talk or walk after her drink was spiked at a nightclub.

Some cases have reached court. One “sexual predator” was convicted last week after using a suspected drug for date-rape to assault two men.

To combat the “heinous” issue , the UK government has created a new working group. Every university was asked to implement a policy against spiking by the end the year.

The Frank drug information site informs users to:

* Watch your drink being made and always buy your own beverage

* Do not accept drinks from strangers

* Don’t leave your drink at home while you dance, or use the bathroom.

* Do not drink or try any other person’s drink

If you find your drink to be strange, throw it out.

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