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Dexamethasone administered to Chong Wei by specialist clinic, says Khairy

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PUTRAJAYA: The banned substance dexamethasone was not administered to Datuk Lee Chong Wei by doctors at the National Sports Institute (ISN) but a specialist sports clinic in Kuala Lumpur as part of stem cell treatment for an injury, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

"Dexamethasone is allowed for out-of-competition athletes seeking treatment for injuries.

"Traces remain in the body for 10 days but in this case, we are not sure why it lasted longer than that," he told reporters after attending the launching of the GeNexter Carnival 2014 in Putrajaya, Sunday.

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I have never cheated, says national shuttler Chong Wei

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In his first comments since failing a doping test at the World Championships in Copenhagen, national shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei said he had never cheated in his entire badminton career.

Lee spoke about his anxiety and fear to former Malay Mail sports writer, Satwant Singh Dhaliwal, in the run up to the B-sample being tested and after it was tested.

"I saw my entire life flash by me, the whole last 15 years just going up in smoke. I was devastated and just did not know what to do.

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No news yet on Chong Wei’s B-sample testing

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Datuk Lee Chong Wei, the country's badminton icon and world number one, was reported to have failed a random dope test during the World Badminton Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark in August. – Reuters pic, November 8, 2014.



There is no news yet on the results of national shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei's B sample test, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.

"I have no news about the result yet... If the result is out, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) will list the information on its system which can only be retrieved by BWF officials because there will be a password," Khairy said in a report by Bernama yesterday.

The minister added that the decision to engage a prominent sports lawyer to assist Chong Wei's doping case was not a special privilege accorded to the shuttler.

Khairy said the cost of engaging the services of the lawyer would be borne by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), not the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

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New twist to Chong Wei’s doping investigation

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Lee Chong Wei was tested positive for dexamethasone during a doping test at the World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Aug 30. — Bernama



KUALA LUMPUR: A new development has taken shape in the investigation on world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei’s doping case.

On Thursday, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that they were awaiting for another random dope test result of Chong Wei conducted on Aug 15 to shed some light on the presence of the banned substance dexamethasone in the shuttler’s urine.

Chong Wei was tested positive for dexamethasone during a doping test at the World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Aug 30.

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Baseball - World Series 2014: Giants beat Royals 11-4 to level at 2-2

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San Francisco Giants thrashed Kansas City Royals 11-4 on Saturday evening in Game Four to level the best-of-seven World Series at 2-2.

The Royals, whose only World Series win came in 1985, managed four runs in the third inning to take a 4-1 lead.

But the hosts, seeking their third title since 2010, levelled in the fifth and then blew away the Royals' bullpen.

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