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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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