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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Keeping horses drug-free and safe

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... There is arguably no more sophisticated drug-testing laboratory than that operated by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Little wonder, then, that tests last week picked up the banned weight and muscle-builder ... to detail. There seems nothing deliberate about the drug's presence; rather than being beneficial to horses or a performance-enhancer, it is considered more likely to be damaging to health. ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Baseball's sinners have become anti-drug crusaders

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... networks and, most notably, the owners were swimming in cash. However, the gig has been up for quite some time now. Many of the stars of that generation have been thoroughly exposed as drug cheats, while MLB commissioner Bud Selig has repeatedly and incredulously feigned ignorance. To prove it he has overseen a drug-testing regimen that has seen MLB go from the most ludicrously lax ...

  3. Apprentice jockey Kevin Leung faces loss of his riding licence

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... licensing committee over positive drug tests. Leung, 22, became the second Hong Kong-based jockey to test positive for ketamine after a random urine sample at Sha Tin on September 5. He ... over drug tests: 22 ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    LeMond says get drug testing out of UCI

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 11:47am by Associated Press in Austin, Texas

    ... Associated Press in Austin, Texas Professional cycling won’t clean up its doping problem until drug testing is run by someone other than the sport’s governing body, former Tour de France winner Greg LeMond said on Monday. “Drug testing has to be separated,” from the International Cycling Union, known as UCI, LeMond said. “It’s not a game.” LeMond spoke at a University of Texas ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Macau jockey has positive drug test

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Macau jockey has positive drug test Macau-based jockey Choi Kam-fai has been stood down from riding after a random drug test sample taken from him at last ... recreational drug positives returned by jockeys Kevin Leung Ka-wai (2010) and Marco Chiu Kwan-lai (2009 and again in 2010) were for the drug ketamine. The matter has been adjourned to a date ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport

    14 Sharks players face suspension over banned drug use in Australia's NRL

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse 14 players in National Rugby League club face suspension for using banned drugs Australian doping probe rocks Cronulla The Cronulla Sharks were in disarray yesterday with reports that up to 14 players face suspensions for using banned drugs on the eve of Australia's new National Rugby League season. The Sydney club's officials said they were fully ...

  7. Girl who collapsed on ketamine tells school assembly she has sworn off drugs for life

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A 16-year-old schoolgirl who was arrested when she collapsed after taking ketamine has vowed to schoolmates that she will not take drugs again, saying she will never forget ... morning. It was among several anti-drug messages delivered during the assembly at the school, where three other students aged 14 to 17 have also been arrested on suspicion of selling or using ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - DOPING

    Anti-doping chief names China as key drugs supplier

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London World Anti-Doping Agency chief believes 99pc of performance-enhancing substances originate on the mainland China is key drugs supplier, Fahey says China remains the "major source of supply" for illegal performance-enhancing drugs, according to World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) president John Fahey. His comments came after Wada ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and if it is private, then why is the taxpayer paying for street lighting, drainage, paving stones and MTR access. Callan Anderson, Quarry Bay Should police be told of pupils' positive drug tests? I have reservations about police being told if a pupil's drug test is positive. The underlying aim of the drug test is to identify potential drug addicts and help them turn over a new leaf through proper ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... powerful environmental change in the future. Gordon Peterson, vice-president corporate social responsibility, Timberland Don't involve police in tests I have serious doubts about the drug test scheme to be introduced in some schools. The objectives are unclear. Are we trying to help students with a drug-abuse problem and provide help to them quickly, or use them as an 'information ...




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