SHAOXING, East China, April (Xinhua) -- The doping tests which caught seven
Chinese swimmers positive in 2008 were conducted by the Chinese national
anti-doping agencies, the Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) said here on
A total of 1,467 tests were conducted on 396 swimmers by the Chinese
anti-doping authorities last year, including 1,095 random tests, 237
in-competition tests and 135 blood tests.
Seven swimmers were caught with Clenbuterol found in their samples.
The positive swimmers are as follows (name, team, test time and type of the
1, Yi Jianming, Hunan, January, random test;
2, Ouyang Kunpeng, Jiangxi, May, random test;
3, Qu Jing, Hebei, June, in-competition test;
4, Liu Bingyao, Heilongjiang, June, in-competition test;
5, Zuo Ziqiao, Anhui, June, in-competition test;
6, Hu Shaozhi, Sichuan, June, in-competition test;
7, Fu Bo, Hunan, June, in-competition test.
The CSA said five swimmers were caught in the national junior championships
held in Zhengzhou in June.
After an investigation and a hearing by CSA, the doped swimmers and their
coaches were banned from one to two years.
Shang Xiutang, deputy director of the CSA, said they reported the cases to
the world swimming body FINA and the world anti-doping agency WADA right after
the results were known last year.
FINA and WADA also made 10 in-competition and 89 random tests on 99 Chinese
swimmers in 2008.