Powerlifter Receives 6-month Sanction for Doping Violation

The Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee (HKADC) announced today (8 June 2010) that Chan Chi Ho Perry of Hong Kong, China, an athlete in the sport of powerlifting, has received a 6-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation.

The violation occurred during in-competition doping control on 3 April 2010 and the athlete’s urine was tested positive for cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are listed as “specified substance” on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List. “Specified substances” are those substances which are generally available in medicinal products or are less likely to be abused as doping agents.

In response to HKADC’s notification of adverse analytical finding, Mr. Chan waived his right to attend the hearing and accepted a 6-month sanction. He is 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 violation, Mr. Chan has also been disqualified from competitive results achieved on 3 April 2010 at the Hong Kong Powerlifting Championships 2010, including his first-place finish in the Men’s Open 56 kg event.

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.