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Asian Games: Cambodian athlete expelled for doping

AFP | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014

INCHEON, South Korea - 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.

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.

An OCA statement said the 18-year-old has been "disqualified" from the Games and her accreditation withdrawn.

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

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.

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