Asian Games: Cambodian Athlete Expelled for Doping

Updated: 25 September 2014 13:16 IST

Cambodian soft tennis player Yi Sophany failed a test on September 16 ahead of the start of the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The Olympic Council of Asia said her urine sample contained the banned stimulant sibutramine.

Asian Games: Cambodian Athlete Expelled for Doping
The Cambodian team at the Asian Games was jolted after one of its athletes was expelled for doping. © AP

Incheon:

A teenage Cambodian soft tennis player has failed an Asian Games drug test and been kicked out, the second athlete to be caught for doping this week, organisers said Thursday. (Full Coverage)

Yi Sophany failed a test on September 16 ahead of the start of the Games in Incheon, South Korea. The Olympic Council of Asia said her urine sample contained the banned stimulant sibutramine. (Denied Hijab, Qatar Women Withdraw From Basketball)

An OCA statement said the 18-year-old has been "disqualified" from the Games and her accreditation withdrawn. (Match Fixing Claims Hit Men's Football)

Tajikistan footballer Khurshed Beknazarov, 20, tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine and was kicked out of the Games on Tuesday. (Day 6 Blog)

Beknazarov's urine sample was taken after he played one half of Tajikistan's 1-0 win over Singapore on September 14.

Sporting officials said that other suspicious tests from the Games were being analysed by OCA experts.



Topics : Asian Games 2014 Athletics
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