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Olympic medalist Karam Gaber hit with two-year doping suspension



Egypt’s Greco-Roman wrestler Karam Gaber has been suspended for two years for violating the anti-doping rules.

United World Wrestling suspended Gaber after he failed to fulfill the whereabouts requirement for drug testing.

The Egyptian Wrestling Federation was also fined 20,000 Swiss Franc (around 160,000 EGP) after Gaber had been charged to have either failed to file required whereabouts information or missed the doping tests.

Two-time Olympic medalist will not be permitted to participate in any competition that’s organized or licensed by United World Wrestling starting August 2015.

The suspension means the 35-year-old wrestler is out for the 2015 World Wrestling Championships and the Olympics. He wouldn’t be eligible to return until August 2017.

However, according to the United World Wrestling Anti-doping rules, the decision may be appealed to the court of Arbitration for Sport within 21 days after reception of the decision.

Gaber is one of Egypt’s most decorated Olympians as he won the gold medal in the Men’s Greco-Roman 96 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics before winning a silver in the 84 kg category at the 2012 London Olympics.

Editor-in-Chief at Pursuing a master's degree in sport policy, management and international development at the University of Edinburgh.

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