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Discussion in 'Malaysia Professional Players' started by tbleong, Jan 8, 2007.
What about China Open?
Don't think he had entered
I think it is safe to say that any tournaments coming up in the next few wks, whether Malaysia, China, HK, Macau, he won't be interested.
Right now, all that matters is sample B on Nov 4 or 5.
Hope he comes out unscratch.
Malaysia's badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei, who is reported to have failed an initial doping test, will travel to Norway on Sunday for follow-up testing, media said on Wednesday.
Source - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...r-doping-test-Report/articleshow/44969183.cms
D Day-4th Nov
KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei won’t be short of support as he anxiously awaits the result of the B sample in Norway on Wednesday.
On Monday, Chong Wei received a huge boost when a top-notch lawyer from Europe was engaged to accompany him to Oslo.
The country’s iconic shuttler has been implicated in a doping scandal after he was believed to have failed a doping test conducted during the World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, in August.
After an emergency council meeting last Sunday, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) finally ended days of speculation when they confirmed that the Badminton World Federation (BWF) had notified them one of their shuttlers had failed a doping test on Oct 2.
The shuttler’s urine has been found to have traces of the banned substance dexamethasone, which is not a performance-enhancing drug but a type of steroid medication with anti-inflammatory effects that is usually used to aid an athlete’s rehabilitation.
A source said: “We want the best help and assistance to be given to the athlete. The BA of Malaysia have engaged a world renowned laywer to defend him and give him the right counsel. This lawyer’s speciality is sports law and he has a wealth of experience on this matter (doping). He has all our support and prayer. We are keeping our fingers crossed for a good outcome.”
Besides the lawyer, Chong Wei will also be accompanied by the National Sports Institute (NSI) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz and BAM general manager Kenny Goh.
The coaches and players, when met at the national training centre at Bukit Kiara on Monday, are also keeping their fingers crossed.
One of them said: “What we can do now is to wait and hope for the best.”
If Chong Wei’s B sample result is negative, he will be cleared of the doping offence.
If it is positive, the lab will forward that result to the BWF. The world body will then notify the athlete via the BAM. The process could take place on the same day or it could take a few days.
BWF will then conduct a hearing before meting out the punishment. It could be a maximum two years or it could be a reduced sentence depending on various factors, which include the athlete’s intention, track record and conduct during his career.
Moral support for Chong Wei
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LEE Chong Wei will have his wife Wong Mew Choo by his side when the World No 1’s ‘B’ sample is tested for the banned substance, dexamethasone in Oslo, Norway at 5pm (Malaysian time) tomorrow.
The three-time All England champion with Mew Choo, a former national player, and National Sports Institute (NSI) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz left for London from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang yesterday. The three will board a connecting flight in London to Oslo.
“Mew Choo will be in Oslo to offer Chong Wei moral support. The shuttler wants closure on this matter. He hopes to get back and play in tournaments,” said a source yesterday.
It is learnt that the result of his ‘B’ sample will only be released to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) two hours after the test. If the result is positive, Chong Wei could be banned from all international tournaments for two years under the guidelines of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
But Chong Wei could get a lighter sentence in mitigation as dexamethasone is not a performance enhancing drug. The banned substance is a type of pain killer mostly used for rehabilitation purposes.
The shuttler is still baffled how traces of the banned substance were in his urine sample, taken after his semi-final match against Victor Axelsen of Denmark at the World Championships in Copenhagen in August.
However, it could be a result of the stem cells treatment during rehabilitation in July using the controlled release method to help Chong Wei recover from a thigh injury.
His final stem cell treatment at a private hospital in Kuala Lumpur was on July 17.
The BWF is expected to release a statement on Chong Wei on either Thursday or Friday.
Source - http://www.nst.com.my/node/49285
If (and this is a big IF) BWF bans LCW for one year (starting from Nov 2014 to Nov 2015), how would it affect LCW's chance for Rio2016?
If the ban is only for 6 months, would you appeal?
if you can't do the time, don't do the crime.
simple as that
Everyone is innocent until proven guilty.
Let's wait for a few more days.
why would they only ban him for 1 year ?
all others get 2 years.... Badminton is no bigger than other sports
I think it's regualtion 10.4.
"Elimination or reduction of the period of Ineligibility for Specified Substances under specific circumstances
Where a Player or other Person can establish how a Specified Substance entered his or her body or came into his or her Possession and that such Specified Substance was not intended to enhance the sport performance or mask the Use of a performance-enhancing substance, the period of Ineligibility found in Regulation 10.2 shall be replaced with the following:
First violation: At a minimum, a reprimand and no period of Ineligibility from future Events, and at a maximum, two (2) year's Ineligibility.
To justify any elimination or reduction, the Player or other Person must produce corroborating evidence in addition to his or her word which establishes to the comfortable satisfaction of the hearing panel the absence of an intent to enhance sport performance or mask the Use of a performance-enhancing substance. The Player or other Person’s degree of fault shall be the criterion considered in assessing any reduction of the period of Ineligibility."
But you need to read 10.5 as well.
Sounds like those with intention to help Dato' for a speedy recovery didn't understand pharmacology enough thus made an error in calculating Dato' pharmacokinetics........it's not a PED anyway.....so I too think that he may just be "reprimanded".
Hope he will get out of this trouble
Yes, hope for some sort of reduced penalty if B is also positive ... considering that there's no intention for performance enhancement and he's had a long clean history...
I suppose BWF will have the results probably as we speak, and they'll meet to discuss his fate and the fate of badminton in the eyes of the world... hope they make the right decision for the sake of badminton...
We all hope BUT it is very unlikely unless miracle happen since the percentage for the B sample to be positive as well is > 90%. It is just better to prepare mentally for the worst case scenario and pray as well that Dato' sentences IF he is found guilty after the B sample result has come out to be as considerate as possible due to the fact that he has bring so much joy to world of badminton both as a respected player to his opponent and an ambassador to his fans.
Lee Chong Wei innocent of drug taking, says Hong Kong expert
HK sports medicine expert believes Malaysian star used dexamethasone to only treat an injury
A sports medicine expert believes world number one Lee Chong Wei is innocent of drug taking and hopes the Malaysian is treated leniently when he learns of his fate on Wednesday.
A dope test during the world championships in August tested positive for the banned substance dexamethasone and Lee's B sample will be opened in Oslo on Tuesday evening. Lee and his wife, Wong Mew Choo, also a former Malaysia team player, arrived in the Norwegian capital to witness the process, according to reports from Kuala Lumpur.
If the 32-year-old is found guilty, Lee will face a two-year suspension in accordance with Badminton World Federation rules.
But Dr Patrick Yung Shu-hang, executive director of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sports Medicine and Health Sciences Centre, said using dexamethasone to enhance a badminton player's performance would have minimal impact and he had great sympathy for Lee.
"My personal opinion is that Lee is innocent," said Yung, who is also a consultant in the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology of Prince Wales Hospital.
"Dexamethasone is a kind of corticosteroids used therapeutically to treat inflammations, asthma and arthritis and it is different from anabolic steroids which are synthetic substances for promoting the growth of skeletal muscle for the purpose of enhancing sporting performance," Yung said.
"Dexamethasone is very common in medical treatment and it is not banned during out-of-competition period. Indeed, there has long been debate on whether this substance should be removed from the doping list.
"I hope in Lee's case it is because of some ignorant doctors giving injections for treating the player's thigh injury before the world championships."
Lee Chong Wei could face a two-year ban for doping. Photo: Reuters
But Yung admitted it would be difficult for Lee to escape any penalty as there had been cases of athletes from other sports suspended because of dexamethasone use.
In 2012, American cyclist Yosmani Pol Rodriguez was banned for two years after an in-competition urine sample collected during the Delray Beach Twilight Criterium.
"Dexamethasone can help cyclists relieve high-altitude training-related sicknesses such as acute mountain sickness, pulmonary edema and headaches, and hence indirectly enhance performance. But I can't see any significant help for a badminton player," said Yung.
"If Lee's B sample remains the same, he may only be able to cut down the penalty if he has a very good reason of unintentional use. It will be difficult but, on the international scene, there are always political reasons behind final judgments." The former head of the Hong Kong Doping Committee, Dr Yvonne Yuan Wai-yi, also said corticosteroids were mainly used for treating inflammation and only systemic use during competition was prohibited.
"If Lee could prove he has no significant fault in the case, a sanction may be reduced," said Yuan.
"For example, if he said he had informed doctors he should not be prescribed with banned substances in sports, yet the doctors provided him with the medicine that caused the positive result, then he has a case."
well, not if he brings badminton into disrepute with failed doping tests.
god knows how many of those 'joy to the world' performances were 'drugs enhanced'!
drug cheats don't normally got caught the first time round.
yeah, right, and he should be forced to return all his ss earning wins, and all his medals, his two olympic silvers
and he should call up lance armstrong for tips on how to avoid being nailed by co-conspirators testifying against himself...