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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Dope King?

Is Malaysian Athletics Union (MAU) deputy president Karim Ibrahim the dope king in our athletic scene?

The six that bolted from a doping test have blamed Karim, so has then national coach Harun Rasheed (still feel he should have come out way sooner to protect his integrity as coach)

Now, Sabahan Yunus Lasaleh - a member of the national 4x400m - blames Karim for him being tested positive for doping at the Sea Games, which the quartet won gold.

Yesterday was a dramatic day at the National Sports Council (NSC) - it was supposed to be a working committee meeting between MAU and NSC but athletes and coaches had other plans.

They wanted to hand a petition of MAU president Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, demanding the resignation of Karim. It was signed by most athletes and coaches.

But the former Perlis MB got defensive.... sigh! and as usual calls to Karim went unanswered.

Read how the dram unfolded in Mailsport, NST and The Star.

It was fun nonetheless - but embarassing!

1 comment:

  1. Doped athlete claims he was mis-led about what Bulgarian doctor was giving him. Doped athlete says he told his coach(not Harun, but his 400m coach). Neither supposedly told Head Coach Harun, or anyone else.

    People like Karim(Ibrahim) are supposed to see that the head coach, the immediate event coach and medical staff supply proper vitamins and B complex recovery items. What else can the Admin do for its athletes? If athletes and coaches suppected improper drugs were being suggested (orderd) they had a priority to protect Malaysia, and could have easily contacted the NSC-who really dislike Karim-that seems to have been an ideal way to have gotten Karim back in Oct/Nov. And, both the athlete and the coach probably would have been protected against allegations of improper drug use---BUT NONE DID THAT. It seems more likely both Karim and the athlete were being mis-led. That leaves the doctors and coaches to explain.
    Also, we must remember, Karim was earlier subjected to allegations we had ordered his 6 athletes(back in May/2011) to take improper drugs and flee testing--3 athletes did not flee and were immediately test and found to be NEGATIVE. And, the 3 fleeing athletes were tested in Bulgaria and also found free of improper drug use.

    Finally, Harum says he knew about improper drug use ordered by Karim(both in May/2011 and Oct/Nov) but decided not to come forward. Since Karim was found to be innocent of ordering drugs in May, why are athletes and the press so quick to suggest he is guilty in this case?