Malaysian Officials "Shocked" Over Doping Claims

Malaysians have expressed shock and disbelief over the doping allegations against Lee Chong Wei, one of only two prominent sports personalities in the country and a national icon.

updated: October 26, 2014 16:20 IST
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Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei is facing doping allegations.

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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton officials expressed "shock" Sunday in their first response to doping allegations following reports that world number one Lee Chong Wei failed a test.

The officials refused to identify the player, pending a second test, but local media has reported that the top shutter tested positive for a banned substance at the world championships in Denmark in late August.

"One of our athletes in one major tournament has been found positive," Badminton Association of Malaysia deputy president Norza Zakaria told reporters after officials met for more than two hours to discuss the matter.

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