Weightlifter Sanctioned for Doping Violation

The Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee (HKADC) announced today (29 November 2011) that Mr. Hung Wing Fai of Hong Kong, China, an athlete in the sport of Weightlifting, has been imposed a 2-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation.

The violation occurred during an in-competition doping control on 1 October 2011 where the athlete’s urine was tested positive for Methylhexaneamine.

In response to HKADC’s notification of adverse analytical finding, Mr. Hung exercised his right to attend and testify at the hearing. The Hearing Panel had carefully considered the case and a 2-year sanction was imposed. He is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to theSports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC). As a result of the anti-doping rule violation, all competitive results achieved by Mr. Hung on and after 1 October 2011 have been automatically removed.

Athletes need to be aware that Methylhexaneamine could be labeled under different names such as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, dimethylamylamine, dimethylpentylamine, dimethyhexaneamine (DMAA), forthan, forthane, floradrene, and geranamine. It is therefore important to check the presence of these ingredients against labels of all supplements before using any supplement. Under the strict liability principle, athletes are responsible for any substance found in their body.

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.