Asian Games: Athletes on dope will be dropped


Kuala Lumpur

Any athlete who is found positive with a banned substance, will be dropped from the 2018 Asian Games squad immediately.
The warning was given by the national contingent head Azim Mohd Zabidi, who said it was one of the steps to ensure that the national contingent met its target of zero doping cases at the Games.
He said all athletes were required to undergo a doping test by the Malaysian Anti-Doping Agency (ADAMAS) before departing to Jakarta or Palembang and athletes who avoided the test, despite being given enough time, would also be dropped from the national squad.
“Third, they have to sign an undertaking, whereby one of the paragraphs we have put in is, if found guilty, we have the right to punish him more heavily than that meted out by the association or ADAMAS. So if the association or ADAMAS imposes a three-month suspension, we can say six months.
“Fourth, they need to fill out a form to state their nutritions for the past six months in terms of medicine, supplements, vitamins and anything else they took. This form will be submitted to ADAMAS for scrutiny, “he told a press conference after meeting skateboarders, boxers and triathlon athletes at Wisma OCM, Thursday.—APP

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