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Second doping case confirmed at Games

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 0600 GMT.

india Updated: Nov 24, 2010 10:22 IST
Reuters

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.

First Published: Nov 24, 2010 10:19 IST