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  1. career in jeopardy as Liaoning keeper Liu tests positive for 'ice' and marijuana

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Meryl Chow Liaoning Zhongyu keeper Liu Jiansheng has tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana, according to reports yesterday. Methamphetamine is commonly referred ... to protest his innocence after tests found ephedrine in his urine sample last November. Zhang was suspended for six months. Liu's troubles began to build late last month when he was suspended ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Drug test lands 200 children in hospital The State Food and Drug Administration is testing a drug that has led to more than 200 primary school students being sent to hospital in Gansu province. Wang Sisheng, deputy health minister in Zhuanglang county, said they expected results in a week. ...

  3. Drug-busters test eight players in swoop on SAR

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ...-busters on Monday night as part of the world governing body's crusade against illegal and performance-enhancing drugs. 'The IRB carried out a surprise drugs test on our squad. They arrived ... the sport clean and also to ensure that the 4th RWC Sevens in Hong Kong will be free of drug controversy, the IRB is undertaking extensive out-of-competition testing on all 24 unions who will appear ...

  4. Existing flu drug blocks H5N1 virus, tests show

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee An anti-flu drug registered in Hong Kong four years ago has been shown to be effective in laboratory tests against the killer H5N1 bird flu virus that is spreading across Asia. ... Wing-lok said to determine whether a drug was truly effective against the H5N1 virus, it would have to be tested in a real environment such as a poultry farm by comparing the infection rate between ...

  5. Games doping watchdog passes muster on drug tests

    Posted Apr 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Clean Olympics is priority, official says after quality-control standards are met Beijing has unveiled its latest weapon in its fight for a drug-free Olympics: a quality-control ... for doping control. Committee vice-president Jiang Xiaoyu called the award 'significant'. 'It ensures anti-doping tests for the Beijing Olympics will meet the requirements of both ...

  6. Leung's Wishmaster tests positive for drug

    Posted Oct 13th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The Andy Leung Ting-wah-trained sprinter Wishmaster has tested positive to a well-known anti-inflammatory drug following his run at Sha Tin on October 3. Routine samples were ... a positive finding. If the presence of the drug and its metabolites is confirmed by independent testing, this would indicate that the drug came into Wishmaster's system some time between ...

  7. Drug-testing programme to be expanded

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... Noel Prentice Sevens players will be subjected to out-of-competition drug testing next season. At the moment, the players are tested only at tournaments and in training in the days before the event. 'We have never done this before,' said Mark Egan, the International Rugby Board's representative at the Hong Kong Sevens. 'Next season we will be testing anywhere, ...

  8. Schools ponder testing pupils

    Posted Dec 26th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Schools may begin taking hair samples from students to test for drugs. Narcotics Bureau chief Kenny Ip Lau-chuen said plans for introducing hair sample tests- with parental consent- were being discussed at a number of international schools. The tests would identify whether students had used drugs in the past three months, he said. 'The measure would act ...

  9. Dealing with drugs

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Tara Jenkins

    ... but they still do it.' The hot topic in the international arena at the moment is random drug testing. Moran helped Hong Kong International School (HKIS) set up its random drug screening programme ... President George W. Bush thinks testing is crucial, and has just called for a tenfold rise in federal spending to boost drug testing in US schools. British Prime Minister Tony Blair has unveiled ...

  10. Stay drug-free, Chinese athletes told

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... by the dwindling number of cases. When drug-testing was first introduced by the COC in 1990, five positive cases were discovered from a total of 165 samples, representing a 1.82 per cent positive rate. Shi said 5,48 urine samples were taken from athletes last year and only 18 samples, including two horses [from show-jumping], had tested positive for drugs, representing a positive rate of 0.4 per ...




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