Muay Thai Athlete Sanctioned for Doping Violation

The Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee (HKADC) announced today (27 May 2013) that Mr. HEUNG Pak Wing, athlete in the sport of Muay Thai, has been imposed a 2-year sanction and a fine of HK$20,000 for an anti-doping rule violation.

The violation occurred during an out-of-competition doping control on 18 April 2013 where the athlete’s urine was tested positive for metabolites of exogenous anabolic androgenic steroids. According to the 2013 Prohibited List, exogenous anabolic androgenic steroids are prohibited in sport at all times.

In response to HKADC’s notification of adverse analytical finding, Mr. HEUNG waived his right to the further analysis of his B sample. At the hearing conducted on 24 May 2013, the Hong Kong Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel carefully considered the case and Mr. HEUNG was found guilty for violating the HKADC Anti-Doping Rules.

He 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.

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.