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Ghana’s Olympian boxer suspended over doping violation at Commonwealth Games

/ 05:04 PM July 30, 2022
Shakul Samed boxing

FILE – The referee gestures to Ghana’s Shakul Samed during the men’s light heavy (75-81kg) preliminaries round of 16 boxing match against Turkey’s Bayram Malkan during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on July 28, 2021. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP)

Ghanaian boxer Shakul Samed was Friday suspended by Commonwealth Games chiefs on day one of sporting action in Birmingham after failing a dope test.

The 23-year-old light heavyweight had been due to face Mauritius’s Luc Jean Rosalba in the first round of his competition.

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“The Commonwealth Games Federation Anti-Doping and Medical Commission has confirmed that the sample of Shakul Samed, a boxer from Ghana, violated anti-doping rules for the 2022 Commonwealth Games,” read a CGF statement.

“His A sample was found to contain a prohibited substance (diuretic and masking agent — furosemide).

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“He has therefore been suspended with immediate effect. He and the Ghana Commonwealth Games Association have been informed.”

Samed, who competed at the Tokyo Olympics, can opt to have his B sample tested before any charge is issued.

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