Chuang Chia-chia Explains Ban from Competition|落淚澄清禁賽 莊佳佳:行政疏失非關禁藥


The Chinese Taipei Committee has published a list of 11 Chinese Taipei athletes currently banned from competition for positive drug tests. Former taekwondo practitioner and current Taoyuan City Department of Sports Director Chuang Chia-chia is not on the list, but is also currently serving a ban. Chuang offered an explanation on Mar. 29, saying she has never doped, but only made an administrative mistake of failing to report her whereabouts, which resulted in the ban.


On Mar. 29, former taekwondo practitioner and current Taoyuan City Department of Sports Director Chuang Chia-chia gave a press conference to explain why she has been banned from participating in international competitions. The allegations emerged after the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee published a list of 11 Chinese Taipei athletes who are currently banned from competition for positive drug tests. Chuang is not on the list, but she wanted to clarify that she never used banned substances and never refused to take a drug test. Instead, she made the administrative mistake of failing to report and register her whereabouts. The World Anti-Doping Agency therefore banned her from competing. At one point, Chuang burst into tears because she felt wronged.

I never used banned substances, and I didn't receive any information instructing me to register my whereabouts. I don't want this to happen to our athletes.

The 29-year-old Chuang is an accomplished athlete. She won a gold medal in the women's middleweight class at the 2011 Summer Universiade, and a gold medal in the women's welterweight category at the 2015 World Championships. The last time she competed was in 2017 at the Summer Universiade. She won a silver medal in the women's welterweight category. Chuang says she feels she has been accused wrongly over this ban issue.

I was baffled when I found out about the ban from competition, and I felt that I shouldn't have to bear the responsibility for this administrative oversight.

According to Chuang, she was not notified in 2017 that she needed to register her whereabouts, resulting in the ban. She has already filed an appeal to clear her name. She says she hopes to be an excellent director of Taoyuan's Department of Sports, and she will work hard on behalf of athletes. She believes athletes don't want to use banned substances, but sometimes they may be inadvertently used due to a lack of related knowledge, so more effort can be made on this part.



一早,前跆拳道國手,現任桃園市體育局長莊佳佳,一臉沉重,親自澄清並未用藥,也沒有要逃避藥檢,是在行政疏失下未回報登錄行蹤,被世界禁藥衛生組織列為禁賽名單。還一度委屈落淚。

桃園市體育局長 莊佳佳表示:「我沒有使用禁藥,真的是沒有收到任何的消息,說必須要去做登錄行蹤的部分,不希望同樣的事情,再發生在我們的選手身上。」

29歲的莊佳佳,國手資歷豐富,2011年世界大學生夏季運動會拿下女子73公斤級金牌、2015年世界跆拳道錦標賽女子次中量級金牌,上次出賽是2017年世大運幫台灣拿下銀牌。如今禁賽一事,莊佳佳感到冤枉和委屈。

桃園市體育局長 莊佳佳表示:「那時候得知自己被禁賽,其實也是覺得感到莫名其妙呀,就是覺得自己沒有必要,去承擔這一切的行政疏失。」

莊佳佳表示,2017年自己因為沒有被通知需要登錄行蹤,導致被禁賽,目前正在申訴當中,希望最終還她清白,而目前擔任體育局長還是希望做好局長角色,也為選手盡份心力,她相信選手也不願意使用禁藥,相關知識不足也可能誤用,在這部分可以多做努力。

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