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Second doping case confirmed at Games

india Updated: Nov 24, 2010 10:22 IST
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Organisers at the Asian Games have confirmed a second athlete has been caught doping at the Nov 12-27 multi-sport event in Guangzhou and have called a press conference for 1400 (0600 GMT).

"There is no other information at this stage," a spokesman for the organisers said.

Uzbekistan judoka Shokir Muminov, 27, was the Games' first case and had his men's 81kg silver medal stripped last week after returning a positive test for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.

Muminov's results were forwarded to Uzbek authorities and judo's governing body, and the judoka faces further sanction following his disqualification.

Anti-doping authorities at the Games say they will carry out more than 1,500 urine and blood tests on the nearly 10,000 athletes from 45 countries competing at the Games.