Chinese Swimmer Banned Following Positive Drugs Test

Chinese swimmer Ouyang Kunpeng has tested positive for steroids and will, along with his coach, be banned from competition for life. The announcement is a “public relations disaster” for Beijing, reports Richard Spencer for the Telegraph:

Ouyang, 25, was a typical product of China’s intensive training schemes, originally selected for the men’s national team at the age of 13, then a record.

Born in provincial Jiangxi, he is a member of the Shanghai municipal team and is a national record-holder in the backstroke. He was also intending to compete in butterfly events in August.

The investigation into whether he might have taken the drug by accident was confirmed by an official from the technical department of the National Sports Administration, China’s sports ministry.


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