Ghana's Shakul Samed (red) and Turkey's Bayram Malkan fight during their men's light heavy (75-81kg) preliminaries round of 16 boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on July 28, 2021. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP) (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images)

Commonwealth Games: Ghanaian boxer Shakul Samed banned for doping

Ghanaian boxer Shakul Samed has been disqualified from the 2022 Commonwealth Games after failing an anti-doping test.

The Commonwealth Games Federation Anti-Doping and Medical Commission confirmed sample of Samed violated anti-doping rules for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

His 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.

He will now have 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.