By Duncan Mackay

Park Jong-woo with political banner London 2012February 9 - South Korean footballer Park Jong-woo has claimed that he will "express my honest feelings" when he appears before an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Disciplinary Commission that will decide whether or not he should receive his bronze medal from London 2012.

Park waved a banner saying "Dokdo is our territory" referring to a territorial dispute between South Korea and Japan while celebrating his team's 2-0 win over their fierce rivals in the Olympic bronze medal match at Wembley Stadium in August.

As a result, his medal was withheld as political protests are banned under the Olympic Charter.

Park received special coaching from his legal team in Busan before leaving to travel to Switzerland for his appearance at the Palace Hotel in Lausanne on Monday (February 11).

He will be accompanied by a delegation from the Korean Olympic Committee that will be headed by its President, Park Yong-sung.

South Korean football team receive bronze medals London 2012Park Jong-woo was not allowed to receive his bronze medal at London 2012 along with the rest of his South Korea team-mates after his political protest at the final whistle

"I'd be lying if I said I had not been stressed out in the past six months," the footballer told the Yonhap news agency in Seoul. 

"But I've gotten better thanks to support from everyone.

"I believe that positive thinking will lead to a positive result.

"I am trying to stay optimistic."

In December football's world governing body, FIFA, banned Park for two games and fined him 3,500 Swiss francs (£2,400/$3,800/€2,900), a relatively lenient punishment. 

He hopes that the IOC will also forgive him for his actions at Wembley, which he has always insisted was not planned and was a spontaneous gesture after a South Korean supporter threw the sign onto the pitch.

"I will try to express my honest feelings," Park said. 

"I believe truth will always work."

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