Athletics - Saudi Arabia ban two over suspect biological passports

Saudi Arabia's Mohamed Shaween, who won men's 1500m gold at the 2010 Asian Games, has been given a three-year ban for violating anti-doping regulations, the Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee (SAADC) said.

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Mohammed Othman H Shaween of Saudi Arabia reacts after winning the men's 1500m final during the Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province November 23, 2010 (Reuters)

The SAADC said in a statement on its website that abnormalities were detected in his biological passport.

It also said that long-distance runner Hussain Al-Hamdah, who was part of Saudi Arabia's team at the London Olympic Games last year, was banned for two and a half years for the same offence.

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