Baku 2015 boxer suspended, tests positive for furosemide

AIBA 19/06/2015

In accordance with the Article 7.1 of the European Olympic Committee (EOC) Anti-Doping Rules, the Albanian boxer Rexhildo Zeneli has been suspended from Baku 2015 European Games following the decisions of the EOC Executive Committee on the recommendation of the EOC’s Committee for Legal, Eligibility, Disciplinary and Doping Matters.

The boxer tested positive for prohibited substance, furosemide (diuretic), following the analysis of his A sample collected in accordance with the World Anti–Doping Code on 13 June 2015. His urine sample sent to WADA-accredited laboratory in Seibersdorf, Austria, for analysis was found to contain a Furosemide, which is a Prohibited Substance under section S5 of the 2015 WADA List of Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods.

International Boxing Association (AIBA) fully supports the anti-doping testing procedure put in place for the Baku 2015 European Games and the decision taken by the EOC with regards the Albanian athlete.

AIBA closely collaborates with WADA to ensure that boxing is doping free and that all boxers are competing in a fair and transparent event.