China Says Decision to Ban Swimmer a Sign of Resolve Against Doping

The Canadian Press is reporting that the China Anti-Doping Agency’s lifetime ban of swimmer Ouyang Kunpeng and his coach, Feng Shangbao, was done to set an example:

China’s decision to ban one of its top swimmers for life after he failed a drug test is proof Beijing is serious about sending a clean team to the Olympics, a top anti-doping official said Monday.

Last week’s announcement that swimmer Ouyang Kunpeng, along with his coach Feng Shangbao, was banned for life from the sport after he tested positive for anabolic was an embarrassment for the host country just six weeks before the Beijing Olympics.

During an interview with The Associated Press, Zhao Jian, deputy director general of the China Anti-Doping Agency, said the case illustrates that China is “resolutely determined to send clean athletes to the Beijing Olympic Games.”

See also CDT’s recent coverage of the issue.

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