Iraqi bodybuilder disqualified after drugs find

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2006, 17:42 [IST]
 

DOHA, Dec 12 (Reuters) An Iraqi bodybuilder has been disqualified from the Asian Games after 134 ampoules of the banned steroid nandrolone were found in his luggage at Doha airport, organisers said today.

Saeaz Faeaz was disqualified after the national Health Authority of Qatar detained the ampoules of the banned muscle-building substance, the Olympic Council of Asia said.

The 32-year-old from Baghdad is the fifth competitor to be disqualified from the 15th Games for a drugs-related offence, but the first to be sanctioned for a non-analytical anti-doping violation.

Four weightlifters had earlier been disqualified for failing drug tests.

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