June 1, 2016
June 1, 2016
Olympian suspension

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TURKEY’S middleweight, Adem Kilicci has been handed a provisional suspension after he tested positive for a prohibited substance from an in-competition test conducted at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Moroccan super-heavyweight Mohammad Arjaoui qualified for Rio 2016 when he reached the final of the African Olympic Qualification Event in March but he has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a prohibited substance from an in-competition test at that event.

“The International Boxing Association (AIBA) welcomes and fully supports the anti-doping testing procedure put in place for competitions. AIBA is working with WADA to ensure that boxing is doping free and will take the appropriate action,” AIBA stated.

Ukraine’s Denys Shkarubo, and Ivan Soloviov are also under provisional suspensions for doping violations and Russian light-flyweight Belik Galanov was provisionally suspended after failing an in-competition test at a World Series of Boxing event earlier this year.

Romania’s Simon Sitar was banned for two years after failing an out of competition test in September 2015.