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Lee Chong Wei: "I never cheated"

World number one Lee Chong Wei vows to prove that he has not deliberately taken a banned substance.

Badminton's world number one player Lee Chong Wei has insisted that he has "never cheated".

Yesterday it was confirmed that the 32-year-old's B sample, which was taken in Oslo last week, had flagged up positive for the banned substance dexamethasone.

The Malaysian has since been suspended pending a hearing, where he could be banned for up to two years.

However, the two-time Olympic silver medalist has vowed to do all that he can to clear his name.

"Thank u for having faith in me. I never cheated nor will I ever rely on banned substances. There are so many unanswered questions, and I hope to clear my name soon," he wrote on Twitter.

Reports have suggested that Wei will retire from the sport if he is handed a suspension.

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Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia returns against Chen Long of China in their All England Open Badminton Championships men's singles final match in Birmingham, central England, on March 9, 2014
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