It's strange only these 2 players had problems scheduling the tests. If it was an honest mistake, I feel sorry for them. But in most of these cases - they are avoiding the tests. In my opinion top level athletes in any sports are doing something that's borderline illegal - just too tough to compete in high levels without help.
Surprised they would name such a high profile athlete - usually you would sweep it under the rug and grab a low level guy and throw him/her under the bus - like they do in tennis.
Kinda agree. WADA visited the training centre and only pick Lee and Kim? What about other players? I think if they(other KBA players) are playing in international tourney, surely there's lots of other korea player that will be in the same tournament. And being in the same tourney, they must have submitted names of others that were picked for the doping test. Just wondering if only Lee and Kim were the only ones that got picked.
Not picking on Lee and Kim, but just want to how many players from KBA picked by WADA for the test. If anyone could let us know, its appreciated.
Well. I don't think they actually were taking PED's, there were some old threads a while back that stated that badminton is one of the cleanest sports, and I still think it is. That BKA is not the best run of organisations sounds more plausible, but LYD and KKJ still should take some of the blame, stuff like this shouldn't be allowed to halt your career in this way.
Perhaps badminton will show up once again in Swedish news, was a while since the US Open "fight"...
Well I don't know what would be a solid ground to defend their position, due to the fact that I am not qualified in BWF's laws and regulations. Nevertheless, if I were them, I would do all available (and lawful) recourse against the sanction, and to (at least) reduce the period of sentence.
I just read that there is still option for them to file an appeal from this link =