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    Default Why has LCW's doping become a non-issue?

    In other sports, when athletes are discovered to have doped, they are branded as doppers and cheaters for the rest of their careers.

    For LCW, people have quickly forgotten about it. Why?

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    i think it's based on the actual circumstances...

    * Lee established how a Specified Substance (Dexamethasone) entered his body.

    * Lee established the Specified Substance (Dexamethasone) was not intended to enhance the sport performance or mask the use of a performance-enhancing substance.

    * And Lee produced corroborating evidence which “to the comfortable satisfaction of the panel” supported the absence of any intent on his part.

    Noting Dexamethasone is not a performance-enhancing substance, the panel accepted arguments that Lee’s Adverse Analytical Finding was “most likely the result of him consuming gelatin capsules containing cordyseps and that one or more of the gelatin capsules’ casings were contaminated with Dexamethasone”.
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    http://www.bwfbadminton.org/news_item.aspx?id=94944

    and apparently, he's actually better off making sure he doesn't consume this since
    The long term use of dexamethasone may result in thrush, bone loss, cataracts, easy bruising, or muscle weakness.
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    because dexamethasone is a common drug, for allergy etc. I took it when I had itches and eczema on my skin.

    and FYI, it's one of those drugs that are commonly prescribed by "bad" doctors who don't know what the real disease is and just prescribe dexamethasone so you will feel better.

    just because it is in the corticosteroid category doesn't mean it's a superdrug that will make you superhuman

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    agree. the type of drug used does not directly contribute to performance increase, if it were something else like steroid or EPO then it maybe more scrutinized.

    another factor that hasn't been mentioned is that Lee Chong Wei is highly popular player and never display a personality that he would go as far as cheating with drugs. this matters on how quickly or hastily fans make judgement and also forgiveness after the (so called) drug ban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    agree. the type of drug used does not directly contribute to performance increase, if it were something else like steroid or EPO then it maybe more scrutinized.

    another factor that hasn't been mentioned is that Lee Chong Wei is highly popular player and never display a personality that he would go as far as cheating with drugs. this matters on how quickly or hastily fans make judgement and also forgiveness after the (so called) drug ban.

    The initial argument that dexamethasone is enhancing the recovery of inflammatory injuries so that the athlete can recover faster. Dexamethasone is certainly not helping in enhancing performance, in fact, by taking dexamethasone, it actually hamper muscle performance slightly. But honestly, with the doping scandals found in the athletic world, I just wonder how deep the doping (even if it is very minor) problem is in badminton, especially when there is more and more money coming into the sport in recent years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colekwok View Post
    The initial argument that dexamethasone is enhancing the recovery of inflammatory injuries so that the athlete can recover faster. Dexamethasone is certainly not helping in enhancing performance, in fact, by taking dexamethasone, it actually hamper muscle performance slightly. But honestly, with the doping scandals found in the athletic world, I just wonder how deep the doping (even if it is very minor) problem is in badminton, especially when there is more and more money coming into the sport in recent years.
    In my opinion, where there is a lot of money to be made in a sport, there is 100% no doubt in my mind that there is one form of doping or another that goes on, thing is there are so many advancements in designer steroids and its derivatives that anti-doping agencies can't keep up.

    It's unfortunate but that is just the way it goes with most professional sports these days.

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    To make more money pour into the game, we should allow full-on doping. Pharma companies will begin sponsoring players.

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    ^ lol that is dangerous to the players. I understand that people want more money in badminton, but that way is too shallow

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkDawg View Post
    ^ lol that is dangerous to the players. I understand that people want more money in badminton, but that way is too shallow
    Yeah, but what we really need is bikini badminton, to increase TV viewership. Worked for Volleyball.

    Now, LCW's doping seems very mild and accidental, considering the match-fixing going on in world Tennis, cricket and god knows which other sport. Can't trust any "star" athlete these days.

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