Chinese player, Yu Xiaohan, has been provisionally suspended by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation
The Provisional Suspension under Article 7.9.2 of the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations (linked here), means the athlete is barred temporarily from participation in any competition prior to the BWF Doping Hearing Panel’s decision.
The world-governing body imposed this provisional suspension on 28 September due to an Adverse Analytical Finding of a sample taken at the 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju (Korea) in July. The case was passed to the BWF by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) which declared a Doping Rule Violation.
BWF has referred the matter to the BWF Doping Hearing Panel and a date in late January 2016 has been set for the hearing.
In accordance with Article 14.3.1 of the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations, BWF is able to publicly identify the player involved in this matter.
There will be no further comment from the BWF regarding this matter until the BWF Doping Hearing Panel makes its determination.