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Badminton: BWF provisionally suspends World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei has been suspended by the BWF following a sample taken at the BWF World Championships in August. Photo: AFP.

Lee Chong Wei has been suspended by the BWF following a sample taken at the BWF World Championships. Photo: AFP.

November 11, 2014: The Badminton World Federation has provisionally suspended World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation, the sport’s governing body announced on Tuesday.

 

The BWF imposed the suspension due to an ‘Adverse Analytical Finding’ of a sample taken at the BWF World Championships in August. The BWF has referred the matter to its Doping Hearing Panel and, in due course, the Chair of the Panel will set the time, date and location of a hearing. The Panel will determine whether or not the Malaysian athlete has committed an anti-doping regulation violation.

 

In accordance with Clause 14.4.1 of the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations, and following the imposition of the provisional suspension, the BWF and the member association – the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) – are now able to publicly identify the player involved in this matter.

 

The Provisional Suspension (Clause 7.6.2) means the athlete is barred temporarily from participation in any competition prior to the BWF Doping Hearing Panel’s decision.

 

Source: BWF (www.badminton.org); Editing by SportAsia

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