Two year doping ban for Hong Kong's Zhou Mi
Former women's singles world No. 1 Zhou Mi of Hong Kong has been
suspended for two years after she failed a drug test, badminton's global
governing body announced Saturday.
"The case sends a strong message to elite athletes in the sport who
need to be aware of prohibited substances and the consequences of taking
these either deliberately or inadvertently," said Thomas Lund, the
Badminton World Federation's chief operating officer. Zhou Mi
acknowledged that she had taken over-the-counter medication but was
unaware that it contained a prohibited substance, the BWF said in a
statement, adding that the ban begins on August 4.
"The sanction means that Zhou Mi cannot participate in any badminton
at the international, national and local level for a period of two
years," Lund said.