Ghanaian athlete handed four-year ban for doping

Accra (Ghana), Dec 16 (IANS) Ghanaian sprinter Tim Abeyie has been banned for four years following a doping violation, the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) has said.

According to GAA, the offence took place at a competition in Germany where the athlete is based, reports Xinhua news agency.

Abeyie switched allegiance to Ghana in 2011 from Britain. His last competition for Ghana was in August 2014.

Abeyie’s ban for doping is the third in Ghana’s athletics history, following offenses by Marc Anthony Awere in 2003 (competition in Germany) and Aziz Zakari in 2006 (competition in Senegal).