Bodybuilder Sanctioned for Participate in Competition

The Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee (HKADC) announced today (6 August 2014) that Mr. Vicente GALEDO, athlete in the sport of Bodybuilding, has been imposed a new 1-year sanction.

The violation occurred when Mr. Vicente GALEDO, during his period of ineligibility due to previous anti-doping rule violation, competed at the 48th AFBF Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships on 20-21 June 2014.

In response to HKADC’s assertion, Mr. Vicente GALEDO exercised his right to attend and testify at the hearing. The Disciplinary Panel had carefully considered the case and a new 1-year sanction, starting over again from the date of the violation on 20 June 2014 to 19 June 2015, was imposed on the athlete due to participation in competition during the period of ineligibility.

Mr. Vicente GALEDO is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport affiliated to the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) or organizations regulated by the World Anti-Doping Code. According to the World Anti-Doping Code, all competitive results achieved by Mr. Vicente GALEDO on 20-21 June 2014 at the 48th AFBF Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships will be automatically removed.

HKADC, under the auspices of the SF&OC, is an independent committee responsible for the anti-doping programme in Hong Kong. HKADC is committed to preserve a doping-free environment for fair play in sport in Hong Kong.