Saturday, December 20, 2014   

(Badminton) Doping ban reversed for Olympic champion Lee
(04-15 12:09)

The Badminton World Federation has reversed a one-year ban handed to Olympic gold medalist Lee Yon-dae for failing to comply with doping requirements.
Lee and fellow South Korean player Kim Ki-jung are eligible to resume competition immediately after the Malaysia-based BWF found that the "whereabouts failures'' were due to the management of the program by the national badminton federation, AP reports.
Neither player failed a doping test, but had been required to provide whereabouts information for the BWF to conduct out-of-competition testing.
Lee and Kim accumulated three "whereabouts failures'' in 2013 and received the ban in January, despite a disciplinary panel finding that there were extenuating circumstances because the Badminton Korea Association failed to "make diligent efforts to keep the BWF informed about the players' whereabouts.''
The BWF on Tuesday announced it had reversed the ban "based on significant new evidence'' presented in a subsequent disciplinary process against the BKA.
The disciplinary "panel has determined all strikes for missed tests and filing failures against both players in 2013 are canceled and that no violation was therefore committed,'' the BWF statement said.
The BKA was fined US$41,170 for failing in its duty of care for Kim and Lee through administrative failures in the management of the whereabouts system which contributed to the three strikes against them.
Lee won gold in the mixed doubles at the 2008 Olympics and bronze in the men's doubles at London 2012.   
Other Sports breaking news:
(NBA) Bulls beat Knicks in battle of short-handed teams (12-19 12:53)
(NBA) Rondo headed from Celtics to Mavs (12-19 12:51)
(NHL) Eriksson OT goal gives Bruins win at Wild (12-18 16:06)
(NBA) Detroit extends skid (12-18 16:05)
(NBA) Rockets beat Nuggets in extra period (12-18 16:04)
(NBA) Lowry leads Raptors past Nets (12-18 16:04)
(NBA) Grizzlies top Spurs in triple OT (12-18 16:03)
(NBA) Hawks cruise past Cavs (12-18 16:02)
(Football) Thierry Henry retires (12-16 18:34)
(NBA) Pacers trounce Bryant's listless Lakers (12-16 11:52)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.