‘In the meantime, the athletes are likely to be suspended indefinitely until their case is resolved.
But the stink generated by them hurts and smear the sacrifice, dedication and integrity of thousands who worked hard to do their best for Malaysia!’
SEA GAMES 2017 CHEATS IN OUR MIDST – WHATS NEW MALAYSIA ASKS MALAYSIA ASEAN/APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST?
So finally, what was most feared of after all the political double speak, spin, and alleged abuse of the media to prop up ailing politicians and others comes the news that one of those 145 medals has been tainted with by positive drug test.
Yes, there is no doubt that the just held Kuala Lumpur SEA Games 2017 in August may have been a success in terms of Malaysia’s gold medal haul, but with this sad news which has gone viral it brings embarrassment to the nation!
This against a backdrop that we are excellent and professional in organizing, administration and managing international meets!
The word out is that a Malaysian gold medalist is one of three athletes who tested positive for a banned substance!
The exposure came from non-other than the SEA Games Federation (SEAGF) who said they are still finalizing the details of the tests but will only be able to reveal the identities of the three athletes later this month.
But if you have any other thought you are mistaken as they go further saying that they can confirm that they have three positive results.
The Federation will release the findings soon.
Strangely, they did not reveal the nationality of the two other athletes who tested positive but it is believed that they were from two separate countries.
Thank God for that!
I am certain with this finding both the National Sports Council (NSC) and the National Sports Institute (NSI) will be embarrassed and red-faced as they were unable to emulate their achievement at the Singapore SEA Games in 2015 where no one tested positive.
This is significant because both organizations assuring that no Malaysian would test positive under their zero-tolerance policy.
With a backdrop that almost 80% of the Malaysian contingent were tested prior to the SEA Games, which ran from Aug 19-30 this is sad.
As per standard operating procedure in all sports competitions, the three athletes will have the option to request that their B samples be tested as well.
It is only after this course of action can the SEA Games Federation conduct a full inquiry and takes further measures.
In the meantime, the athletes are likely to be suspended indefinitely until their case is resolved.
But the stink generated by them hurts and smear the sacrifice, dedication and integrity of thousands who worked hard to do their best for Malaysia!