Ghanaian boxer fails drug test at Games

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Ghanaian boxer Shakul Samed has been kicked out of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games for failing a doping test.

Samed's A sample came back positive for furosemide, prompting an immediate suspension.

Furosemide is a banned masking agent and diuretic.

The light-heavyweight boxer was due to face Luc Jean Rosalba on Friday, the opening day of the Games, but the Mauritian instead won via a walkover.

The Commonwealth Games Federation Anti-Doping and Medical Commission has informed Samed and the Ghana Commonwealth Games Association of the failed drug test.

Samed is the first athlete to fail a doping test in Birmingham.

There were no failed tests at the Gold Coast Games in 2018.

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