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Commonwealth Games: Ghana’s Shakul Samed suspended after failing drug test

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Ghanaian boxer Shakul Samed has been suspended from the 2022 Commonwealth Games after he tested positive for a banned substance in Birmingham.

The Commonwealth Games Federation said in a statement on Friday that Samed’s A sample contained the banned diuretic and masking agent Furosemide.

“He has therefore been suspended with immediate effect,” the statement said.

“He will now have the opportunity to provide further information, including requesting analysis of his B sample, before any charge is issued.”

Samed, a light-heavyweight boxer was supposed to fight Luc Jean Rosalba on Friday, but he failed to appear for the weigh-in.

Samed, who competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is the first athlete to be thrown out of the games due to a failed drug test.

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