Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - Text by Gayle Alleyne | BWF
Korean badminton players, Kim Ki Jung and Lee Yong Dae, have each received a one-year sanction for violating the requirements relating to filing whereabouts information and resulting missed tests under the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations (Section 2.4).
Their period of ineligibility is from 23 January 2014 to midnight on 23 January 2015, during which time the players cannot participate in any capacity in a competition or activity as defined under Section 10.10.1 of the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations – Status during Ineligibility.
...Due to such lack of diligent efforts, the panel has recommended that the BWF should fine Badminton Korea Association (BWF Anti-Doping Regulation 12.1 and 12.2.3). Given this recommendation, the BWF has initiated a process to decide on any additional disciplinary sanction against the Badminton Korea Association.
Kim and Lee have the right to appeal (Clause 13.2.1 of BWF Anti-Doping Regulations) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland, at latest midnight KL time on 17 February, 2014.
I agree with you madbad. but why the punishment are so long??? I agree if this incident will destroy their career
Why they missed 3 times? may be they have something to hide ? They have destroyed their own career, no one to blame except themselves. If KBA was the culprit, KBA should take responsibility and resign and this will clarify that the players are innocent party.
feel so sad. why BWF give punishment like that for the players who only absent at doping test (y)
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All pro players know about the doping tests and the procedures. For any player to skip 3 times in a row means that (a) he is avoiding the tests because there is some hanky-panky, or (b) his Association has instructed him, (which is also a suspicious thing) or (c) he is not interested in playing any more, or (d) he thinks he is bigger than the game and the BWF.
Rules are meant to be followed. If the rules are not followed, then a punishment is given. The purpose of a punishment (or penalty) is to not only punish the person who breaks the rules with a "sentence" but to make sure that the "sentence" is strong enough to act as a deterrent to the person in the future, and also to other people who are thinking about breaking the rules.
A rule is followed better if the punishment or penalty is stronger. For example, if the penalty for breaking the anti-doping rules is $5000 then every player in the top 10 ranking can afford to be doping, laughing and paying the fine! When their career is on the line (with bans for 1 or 2 or more years) they will be very, very careful about what they do. This is good for the integrity of the sport.
all@ ya I think this incident caused by WADA and BKA. when WADA came to korea national training center 3 times, there is no LYD and KKJ because they are following national and international turnament. it seems WADA didn't see players' schedule. and for BKA, they forgot to give reason why LYD and KKJ didn't following the dopping test