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Four Bodybuilders Sanctioned for Doping Violations
2010-09-28

The Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee (HKADC) announced today (28 September 2010) that Messrs Chan Kwun Piu, Cheng Kar Tat, Fung Ka Lok and Vicente Galedo, athletes in the sport of bodybuilding, had each received sanctions for anti-doping rule violations. The violations occurred during in-competition doping control on 6 June 2010 where the four athletes’ urine was tested positive for various prohibited substances.

Mr Chan Kwun Piu was tested positive for diuretics (Canrenone), aromatase inhibitor (Anastrazole), and anabolic steroids (Drostanolone, Trenbolone, and 19-Norandrosterone). In response to HKADC’s notification of adverse analytical finding, Mr. Chan exercised his right to attend and testify at the hearing. The Hearing Panel had carefully considered the case and imposed a 3-year sanction because of the aggravating circumstance, namely the presence of multiple prohibited substances.

Mr Cheng Kar Tat was tested positive for diuretics (Furosemide and Canrenone) and anabolic steroids (Drostanolone, Stanozolol, and Mesterolone). In response to HKADC’s notification of adverse analytical finding, Mr. Cheng waived his right to attend the hearing and a 3-year sanction was imposed because of the aggravating circumstance, namely the presence of multiple prohibited substances in his sample.

Mr Fung Ka Lok was tested positive for diuretics (Canrenone), anabolic steroids and agents (Clenbuterol, Drostanolone, Mesterolone, and Trenbolone). In response to HKADC’s notification of adverse analytical finding, Mr. Chan exercised his right to attend and testify at the hearing. The Hearing Panel had carefully considered the case and imposed a 3-year sanction because of the aggravating circumstance, namely the presence of multiple prohibited substances.

Mr Vicente Galedo was tested positive for anabolic steroids (Stanozolol). In response to HKADC’s notification of adverse analytical finding, Mr. Galedo waived his right to attend the hearing and a 2-year sanction was imposed.

An appeal was filed by the Hong Kong China Bodybuilding Association against the length of sanction of the four bodybuilders and the Appeal Panel upheld all original sanctions on 27 September 2010.

All four athletes are ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC). As a result of the anti-doping rule violations, all competitive results achieved by the each of the four athletes on 6 June 2010 at the 2010 Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships have been 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.