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UPDATED: 08:04, June 24, 2005
Malaysian weightlifter fails drug test
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Malaysian weightlifter Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim has tested positive for banned substance and faced a ban of two years, according to a report on Thursday.

Ahmad Shapawi Ismail, the Malaysian National Sports Council's director of international preparations, told New Straits Times newspaper that Amirul, who won three gold medals in the in the 56-kilogram category at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, tested positive for steroids in an out-of-competition test conducted by the council.

Shapawi said that the council has asked the weightlifter to leave the training program for next year's Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia and the Asian Games in Qatar.

Under the regulations of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Amirul could be banned for two years if found guilty.

Source: Xinhua

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