Banned Lee hopeful of Olympic spot after getting hearing

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  • Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against China's Lin Dan during the men's singles semi-final badminton match at Gyeyang Gymnasium at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Former badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei is hoping to be back on court for the start of the 2016 Olympic qualifiers in May after finally being given an April date for a hearing into his failed dope test.

The Malaysian was provisionally suspended last year by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) after traces of the banned anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone were found in his system during the world championships in Denmark.

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