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Mauritian badminton participant Kate Foo Kune banned for 2 years over doping

Foo Kune was the flag bearer for Mauritius on the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Video games.

Kune, quadruple African badminton champion, was banned for two years in a doping case. AP

Lausanne, Switzerland: Quadruple African badminton champion Kate Foo Kune was banned Wednesday for 2 years over a doping case and can miss the Tokyo Olympics.

Foo Kune was the flag bearer for Mauritius on the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Video games.

The Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport rejected his declare {that a} bottle of water was spiked with an anabolic steroid throughout the 2019 African Championships in Nigeria.

The enchantment was introduced by the World Badminton Federation, which challenged its personal doping court docket ruling that Foo Kune, 27, was not at fault and didn’t impose any bans.

Foo Kune had claimed “that she was the sufferer of a deliberate spillage of her water by a malicious particular person throughout the occasion in query,” the CAS mentioned in a press release.

“The CAS panel discovered that the athlete’s declare of intentional doping … devoid of supporting proof, thus lacked a convincing rationalization for a way the banned substance entered his physique,” mentioned declared the court docket.

The BWF admitted that whereas Foo Kone didn’t intentionally ingest the steroid, she couldn’t profit from a “no-fault or no important fault” resolution and needs to be banned.

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