S'pore athletes tested for drugs multiple times a year: Anti-doping agency, sports associations

The high-profile case involving swimmers Joseph Schooling and Amanda Lim, who confessed to consuming cannabis, has cast the spotlight on athletes and drugs. While the duo did not test positive for any banned substances, ST looks at the anti-doping programme in local sport.

Singaporean swimmers Amanda Lim and Joseph Schooling confessed to consuming cannabis last month. PHOTO: TEAM SINGAPORE/FACEBOOK
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SINGAPORE - When Loh Kean Yew became badminton world champion last December, the accolades and rewards flowed. Headlines sang his praises as the public embraced a new national hero.

However, his feat has also earned him scrutiny of a different sort - from anti-doping testers.

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