http://jyllands-posten.dk/sport/andensport/badminton/ECE7301023/Badmintonforbund-hilser-blodpas-velkommen/Badminton Association welcomes ABP.
Badminton Denmark believes it is a good initiative that Anti Doping Denmark has introduced the ABP.
Denmark leads the way in the fight to avoid the use of illegal doping substances in badminton.
Until now, doping tests have only been carried out from urine samples, but for posterity, Danish profiles will several times yearly have blood samples drawn, in order to allow action against practitioners based on unnatural fluctuations in the ABP.
Badminton Denmark hopes that the ABP could spread to other countries.
- We are very pleased with Anti Doping Denmark's initiative and hope that internationalky the same methods will be used. We believe that badminton obviously must take advantage of the opportunities we have in the fight against doping.
- Three players have already given blood to the ABP, and more will follow in 2015, says sports manager at Badminton Denmark, Finn Trærup-Hansen, in a press release.
At Anti Doping Denmark sees it as a natural step in the fight against doping.
- We have found it natural to include badminton in ABP in line with our strategy of targeted and specific sampling and the desire to spread the ABP to sports, where we find it appropriate, says director Lone Hansen.
Badminton has been hit by a major doping case this fall as world number one, Lee Chong Wei, has been tested positive for an illegal substance and is now suspended.
Although many people here in The Clinic believe the use of ABP in cycling is a very "opaque" tool which is possibly used as an actual cover for doping, I think the use in badminton is going to be "transparent", as in an actual tool in the fight against doping.
I wonder if it will become a success, or if we will see doctors known from cycling get some consultancy jobs in badminton in the future...