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
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
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-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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Government figures show a decline of youth drug abuse in Hong Kong ahead of this Sunday's international anti-drug abuse day.
The Action Committee Against Narcotics announced last week that the number of reported young drug abusers dropped by 39.9 per cent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year. The number went down from 1,110 to 667.23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Apprentice jockey Kevin Leung Ka-wai's career is in the balance after stewards yesterday ordered him to a 'show cause' hearing before the Jockey Club's licensing committee over positive drug tests.1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Matthew Murchie, 17, St Joseph's College
Drug abuse remains a serious problem in schools. The government's repeated anti-drug campaigns bore little fruit.
The problem is that despite all the publicity about the dangers of taking drugs, many young students are led by curiosity and peer pressure to try out drugs. They then fall into a self-destructive habit.23 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
The Government Laboratory has new hair-testing equipment to detect drugs, providing an extra option for schools taking part in voluntary drug tests next year.
A hair test pilot scheme yielded positive results, Commissioner for Narcotics Sally Wong said yesterday.31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Secondary schools will get funds next year to conduct voluntary drug testing of students after a trial in Tai Po was deemed to have fostered an anti-drug culture even though no users were found.
But the government has ruled out compulsory tests after a survey found a majority of students opposed them.4 Nov 2010 - 12:00am