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Zhou Mi : The end is here.

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by ants, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. ants

    ants Regular Member

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    Zhou Mi is being banned by BWF for 2 years. Reason is that she was positive and failed doping tests. 2 years is alot. This means she will not be able to play. Might as well retire. All the best to her. I'm not sure how this will affect her sponsors.
     
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    please quote the source
     
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    Source: http://www.bwfbadminton.org/news_item.aspx?id=39476

    Zhou Mi banned for two years

    The BWF announced today that a BWF Doping Hearing conducted in Copenhagen on Monday 23 August has banned ZHOU Mi (HKG) for 2 years from participation in badminton, following an Adverse Analytical Finding.

    The Hearing Panel decided “that a period of 2 years ineligibility is imposed upon ZHOU Mi for the first violation of the BWF Anti-dopingRegulations. The period of ineligibility commences from the date of the provisional suspension, 4 August 2010”.
    The Hearing was the result of an Adverse Analytical Finding of a sample taken from ZHOU Mi in late June as part of the BWF’s ‘out-of-competition’ testing programme. ZHOU Mi tested positive to Clenbuterol, a Class 1 Anabolic Agent on the WADA Prohibited List of substances.

    “BWF is fortunate that this is the first case that the BWF has ruled on for a number of years. The case sends a strong message to elite athletes in the sport who need to be aware of Prohibited Substances and the consequences of taking these – either deliberately or inadvertently,” said Thomas Lund, BWF COO.
    Zhou Mi (HK) in the proceedings acknowledged that she had taken some common over-the-counter medication but was unaware whether or not it had contained any prohibited substance.

    “The BWF together with WADA conduct both ‘out-of competition’ and ‘in-competition’ testing on a regular basis and athletes need to be aware that they are ultimately responsible for everything they ingest – whether it is taken deliberately or inadvertently” Lund added. “And this case shows that for a first offence, the punishment is severe”.
    The sanction means that ZHOU Mi cannot participate in any badminton at the international, national and local level for a period of 2 years.
     
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    That is a big big news. I couldn't believe that. Poor ZM, I think we are going to say goodbye to her. :(
     
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    why take prohibited drug out of competition?? hard to believe it.......
     
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    Clenbuterol (From Wikipedia),
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clenbuterol

    Clenbuterol (Spirovent, Ventipulmin) is a sympathomimetic amine used by sufferers of breathing disorders as a decongestant and bronchodilator. People with chronic breathing disorders such as asthma use this as a bronchodilator to make breathing easier. It is most commonly available as the hydrochloride salt clenbuterol hydrochloride.

    Clenbuterol is approved for use in some countries (via prescription only) as a bronchodilator for asthma patients. Recently though, the drug has been publicized for its off-label use as a weight loss drug, similar to usage of other sympathomimetic amines such as Ephedrine. It is commonly used as a slimming aid despite lack of sufficient clinical evidence supporting such use.

    It is also one of the banned drugs for IOC-tested athletes.
     
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    According to sources.. she had taken Chinese Drugs to lessen her fever. And the "banned" substance was in it and she is not aware of it. Too bad...
     
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    Oh well, her time was nearing the end anyway. This is just premature retirement. Good luck to her in her future life. :( She could have played more though. But I'm sure that she'll be a quality sparring partner for Yippy :) After all she is not banned from sparring.
     
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    Quite disappointed to hear such news as she is representing Hong Kong and the sport of Badminton.
     
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    george@chongwei Regular Member

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    Yes, it seems that it's the end of her career now.
     
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    Chinese medicines are yet to inform us what substances are prohibited by WADA

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    Personally, I feel sorry for Zhou Mi. :crying::crying::crying:

    Chinese medicines are yet to inform us what substances are prohibited by WADA;
    http://www.wada-ama.org/en/World-An...ions/International-Standards/Prohibited-List/
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    Hope that she can still appeal to it... if ever she still want to play..
     
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    Sorry to hear this. Wondering if she can still play for China super league?
    Or she can help out Zho Jian Hwa to be a coach.
     
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    WADA regulations are rather strict

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    I don't think so. WADA regulations are rather strict. The regulations apply to all federations signed up the World Anti-Doping Code.

    Zhou Mi will have to wait for another 2 years before she competes again. :(:(:(
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    Yup lor, sad for her to have to retire in this way :(.

    A couple of years ago, Sairul Ayon appealed with Sample B, his Sample B was clear of drugs, he got the ban lifted. Sairul took some medicine for his cough/fever, the brand he bought had banned substance & he didnt filled a certain form to state he was taking meds - it was during competition. Dunno if ZM want to do the same
     
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    that's really unfortunate if it is true.
     
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    Two years after, she's way over the hill. It's really a death sentence for her career unless an appeal can take place real soon and the ban revoke immediately.
     
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    This is shocking news! Could it be that she wanted to be on top again so bad?
     
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    Just speaking in general, when ever athletes get caught for doping, they often say they took it inadvertently in the form of a medicine. I'm certainly not accusing ZM of anything suspicious but regardless of her innocent action, it kinda opens up a can of worms and doesn't help her reputation whatsoever. Once your name has been associated with a drug incident it's hard to hake it. (see Lance Armstrong & cyclists, MLB home run hitters)

    I suppose this could be end of ZM's career given her age.
     
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    In the Doping Hearing Panel Decision it says:

    "The athlete did not declare on the Doping Control Form that she had taken any medications or supplements in the 7 days prior to the test."

    Very suspicous!
     

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