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Ramzi's backup sample tests positive for CERA

Ramzi's backup sample tests positive for CERA

The head of Bahrain's Olympic Committee has confirmed that the backup sample of 1,500-meter gold medalist Rashid Ramzi has tested positive for a banned blood-booster.
Ramzi and four other athletes tested positive for the blood-boosting drug CERA in retests earlier this year of their "A" samples from the Beijing Games.
Sheik Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the secretary general of Bahrain's Olympic Committee, told The AP on Sunday that Ramzi's "B" sample was also positive. Ahmed says his organization is still supporting Ramzi, who claims he is innocent.
The Moroccan-born Ramzi gave Bahrain its first ever Olympic track-and-field gold medal with victory in the 1,500 in 3 minutes, 32.94 seconds.


Updated : 2021-10-28 07:51 GMT+08:00