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Anti-Doping Agency of Malaysia Conducts Random Tests on Athletes Ahead of 2022 Asian Games

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — In preparation for the upcoming 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, the Anti-Doping Agency of Malaysia (Adamas) has initiated random doping tests on 40 participating athletes. These tests began last month and are being conducted on athletes from various sports that have been identified as potential medal contenders at the quadrennial Asian Games.

Azura Abidin, the director of Adamas, stated that samples have been collected from the athletes, and the results of these tests are expected to be revealed by mid-September, just before the athletes are set to depart for Hangzhou. The primary hope is that none of the athletes will test positive for any banned substances. If, however, an athlete does fail the doping test, they will be prohibited from participating in the Asian Games. The severity of the suspension, which could last up to four years, will depend on the specific banned substance detected.

The Asian Games contingent comprises a total of 415 athletes and officials. This includes 292 athletes, consisting of 191 men and 101 women, as well as 123 coaches and other officials. The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, originally postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are scheduled to take place from September 23 to October 8. This event brings together athletes from across Asia to compete in various sports and showcase their talents on an international platform.