BWF STATEMENT ON MAURITIUS BADMINTON PLAYER KATE JESSICA FOO KUNE
Tuesday 12 November 2019
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirms that Kate Jessica Foo Kune of Mauritius was found to have breached the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations earlier this year during the All African Championships.
The BWF Doping Hearing Panel determined that Ms. Kate Jessica Foo Kune committed an anti-doping rule violation resulting in the disqualification of the results of the tournament. The Panel, however, found that the player bore no fault or negligence and decided not to impose any period of ineligibility.
While the BWF recognises the Doping Hearing Panel’s thorough and careful work, the BWF has decided to appeal the decision before the Court of Arbitration for Sport as it touches upon the interpretation of fundamental principles of the World Anti-Doping Code and the Anti-Doping Regulations.
As the case is now pending, the BWF will make no further comment.
It is to be noted that pending the final appeal decision by CAS, the player is allowed to participate in international and national badminton competitions.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is the international governing body of the sport of badminton, recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It was originally the International Badminton Federation (IBF) which was founded on 5 July, 1934, before being rechristened the Badminton World Federation in 2006.
The purpose and objectives of BWF include regulating, promoting, developing and popularising the sport of badminton throughout the world and organising, conducting and presenting international events at the highest level.
The BWF’s vision is to make badminton a leading global sport accessible to all – giving every child a chance to play for life. Its mission is to lead and inspire all stakeholders; to deliver entertainment through exciting events to drive fan experience; and to create innovative, impactful and sustainable development initiatives.
BWF has its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with 191 Member Associations worldwide.
Poul-Erik Høyer is the BWF President and Thomas Lund is the BWF Secretary General.
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