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Drug Test

Hong Kong Jockey Club defends horse-feed testing protocols

As an investigation continues into how the cattle weight-gain drug zilpaterol ended up in Hong Kong horse feed, a high-ranking official has defended the Jockey Club's testing procedures and expressed confidence in the brands at the centre of the furore. But the official stopped short of guaranteeing a similar incident could not happen again.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 4:55am

Swimmer David Wong prays for dispensation from ban for drug use

Top swimmer and asthma sufferer David Wong Kai-wai is hoping for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) to escape a lengthy ban after he failed a drug test at the start of the year.

27 Mar 2013 - 4:52am

Surprise urine checks aimed at potential relapse offenders

Rehabilitation authorities are stepping up surprise urine checks on discharged drug offenders to tighten scrutiny of potential relapses. Two former prison officers were jailed last year for falsifying specimens.

10 Mar 2013 - 5:52am

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 Saturday's annual Hong Kong Macau Trophy meeting showed traces of a banned substance and its metabolite.

9 Mar 2013 - 3:48am

Asia's first drug test for golfers prompted by Olympics

As the Asian Tour, the region's biggest circuit, heads into its 10th season, executive chairman Kyi Hla Han said testing was yet to be introduced, but could start next year in tune with demands from the International Olympic Committee.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:07am

Sports medicine expert says cyclist Wong excuse 'cannot be true'

Wong, who won a BMX gold medal at the Asian Games in 2010 before switching to professional road racing with the Champion System team, tested positive last April for exogenous steroids (also known as anabolic steroids) and was subsequently banned by the International Cycling Union.

30 Jan 2013 - 3:44am

Marquez insists he didn't take drugs to beat Pacquiao

Juan Manuel Marquez insisted he was a "clean fighter" after his demolition of Manny Pacquiao.

The Mexican, whose more muscular form drew attention before Saturday's bout, predicted drug tests in Nevada would come back negative.

He also said he intended to do random, Olympic-style testing before his next fight.

12 Dec 2012 - 3:11am

A race to infamy - documentary looks again at the 1988 Olympic sprint final

Filmmaker Daniel Gordon was wrapping up a final visit to Ben Johnson's home when he asked the disgraced sprinter one last question.

14 Oct 2012 - 2:36am

Cheng fails drugs test, but might still ride on Sunday

Top local jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin has returned a positive random urine test for ephedrine and methylephedrine from the April 1 meeting at Sha Tin but may still be cleared to take his place at Sunday's meeting.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

New tests to catch drivers on drugs

Police have added a battery of tests to their armoury in a renewed crackdown on the city's drug-drivers.

From Thursday, officers will be able to compel drivers suspected of being under the influence of narcotics to give urine and blood samples if they fail a new five-part impairment test.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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