Dope case 'painful lesson' for para-sports

The recent case of sprinter Khairi Ishak being slapped with a four-year ban for failing a dope test has not tarnished the reputation of para-sports in Singapore, Singapore National Paralympic Council (SNPC) chairman Kevin Wong told The Straits Times yesterday.

"I don't think it (para-sports' image) has taken a hit; I think we have always been transparent, we have not sought to hide the fact or anything like that, we even helped the athlete on how he needed to react, to behave," said Wong, also the Singapore Disability Sports Council president, on the sidelines of a para-sports event.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2018, with the headline 'Dope case 'painful lesson' for para-sports'. Print Edition | Subscribe