Four Pacific Games winners lose gold medals for doping

Four gold medallists at this year’s Pacific Games have been found guilty of doping.According to press reports in Tahiti, the Games Council says the four confirmed cases are from French Polynesia.12 athletes had been suspected of using banned substances when they competed at this year’s Pacific Games in New Caledonia.Two bodybuilders, Maurice Tchan and Emmanuel Buchin, have lost their medals to Inacay Brando of Guam and Christopher Brown of Samoa.A surfer, Heifara Tahutini, and a teakwondo winner, Yasmina Feuti, were found to have used cannabis.The four will be banned from international competitions for two years.

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