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Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei Monday was cleared to resume his career and pursuit of Olympic gold when he received an eight-month, backdated ban for doping. The long-time world number one can return to the court as early as this week after the Badminton World Federation found he "accidentally" ingested a banned substance. Lee, 32, who is eligible to resume competition on May 1, had warned he would retire if he was hit with a ban that would rule him out of next year's Olympics. He was delighted with the outcome of a process which began at last August's world championships, when he tested positive for the anti-inflammatory dexamethasone.