Four Bodybuilders Sanctioned for Doping Violations

The Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee (HKADC) announced today (10 September 2014) that four athletes in the sport of Bodybuilding, Mr. CHENG Man Ho, Mr. CHOI Chi Kuen, Mr. QUIMPO, Philip Casiano and Mr. WONG Ho Ming have each received sanctions of 2-year of ineligibility and the latter three athletes a fine of HK$20,000 for anti-doping rule violations. The violation occurred during an in-competition doping control on 29 June 2014 where the four athletes’ urine was tested positive for various prohibited substances.

Mr. CHENG Man Ho was tested positive for Furosemide.

Mr. CHOI Chi Kuen was tested positive for Furosemide and Stanozolol.

Mr. QUIMPO, Philip Casiano was tested positive for Furosemide and Stanozolol.

Mr. WONG Ho Ming was tested positive for Furosemide, Clenbuterol, Stanozolol and 19-Norandrosterone.

In response to HKADC’s notification of adverse analytical finding, all four athletes waived their rights to order the further analysis of their B samples. Mr. CHENG and Mr. QUIMPO exercised their right to attend and testify at the hearing on 25 August 2014 while Mr. CHOI and Mr. WONG chose not to attend the hearing. The Disciplinary Panel had carefully considered the cases and all four athletes were found guilty of having violated the Anti-Doping Rules of HKADC. Mr. CHENG’s period of ineligibility started from 29 June 2014 to 28 June 2016 while Mr. CHOI, Mr. QUIMPO and Mr. WONG’s period of ineligibility started from 25 August 2014 to 24 August 2016.

All four athletes are 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 during the period of ineligibility. As a result of the anti-doping rule violation, all competitive results achieved by these four athletes on and after 29 June 2014 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.