Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has started a three-day meeting since Friday to rule on a Thailand’s player’s fate in next month’s Olympics.
Currently, there is so much conflicting information out there, some are saying the Thai badminton player failed the drug test after competing in the Asian Badminton Championships in China during April, some are reporting the player failed a dope test during the Uber Cup team tournament in China in May.
Regardless, if the doping violation is confirmed by BWF, that player will be barred temporarily from participation in any competition prior to the BWF Doping Hearing Panel’s decision. This would serve as a major blow to Thailand’s bid to claim their first ever badminton medal at the Olympics.
As of today, the name of the prohibited substance involved in the case is yet to be disclosed, and the Badminton Association of Thailand (BAT) is now waiting for an official statement from the BWF on Monday.
With all due respect for the athlete, BadmintonPlanet refused to name any names until the official confirmation from BWF.