OCA confirms doping in urine 2007-10-31  MAIGOC

The announcement was made by the Olympic Council of Asia on the 5th day of the Macau 2007, 2nd Asian Indoor Games by the director general Husain Al-Musallam and the Chairman of the Medical Committee Dr. Jegathesan, confirming, before the competition, a positive result in the urine sample of one Afghanistan athlete, Habibi Najeebullah, in Cue Sports Men's 9-Ball Pool Singles.

The sample A was collected by random last October 25, revelled on October 28 the presence of cannabinoids in the athlete’s urine, a forbidden substance included in the prohibited list of WADA 2007. According to the sanctions in the OCA and WADA rulings the athlete was immediately suspended for any participation in the 2nd Asian Indoor Games. This was Habibi Najeebullah first appearance at the Asian Indoor Games and was supposed to try his first event.

Doping test taken in international-level sporting events requires two samples. Sample B shall be effective if Sample A is found suspicious. Yet Habibi confessed he had violated WADA’s Prohibited List and accepted the anti-doping result after being tested positive in his sample A.