Bodybuilder Sanctioned for Participate in Competition

The Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee (HKADC) announced today (27 August 2014) that Mr. LAU Tai Wai, athlete in the sport of Bodybuilding, has been imposed a new 2-year sanction. In relation to that the Hong Kong China Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (HKCBBA) was also found guilty for failing to implement the HKADC Anti-Doping Rules (the HKADC Rules).

The violation occurred when Mr. LAU Tai Wai, during his period of ineligibility due to previous anti-doping rule violation, participated as a judge at the 2014 Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships on 29 June 2014.

In response to HKADC’s assertion, Mr. LAU Tai Wai exercised his right to attend and testify at the hearing. The Disciplinary Panel had carefully considered the case and a new 2-year sanction was imposed on the athlete due to participation in competition during the period of ineligibility. The new period of ineligibility starts over again from the date of the violation on 29 June 2014 to 28 June 2016.

According to the World Anti-Doping Code, Mr. LAU Tai Wai 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.

Related to this case, the HKCBBA had been found guilty of failing to implement the HKADC Rules by allowing, Mr. LAU Tai Wai, an individual under period of ineligibility to serve as a judge at the event on 29 June 2014. This decision was referred to the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China for information and publication.

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.