The Commonwealth Games Federation Anti-Doping and Medical Commission has confirmed that the sample of Ghanaian boxer – Shakul Samed violated anti-doping rules for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Samed’s A sample was found to contain a prohibited substance [diuretic and masking agent – Furosemide]. He has therefore been suspended with immediate effect. He and the Ghana Commonwealth Games Association have been informed.

The Ghanaian boxer has been given the opportunity to provide further information, including requesting analysis of his B sample, before any charge is issued.

The Commonwealth Games Federation has a zero tolerance policy to doping in sport.

“We seek to maintain the integrity of the Commonwealth Games by running a comprehensive anti-doping programme that focuses equally on education, prevention and testing,” the CGF said.


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