Egypt gold medalist Gaber to miss Rio Olympics

Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 Dec 2015

The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the appeal of the 2004 Olympics gold medalist Karam Gaber to lift his current two-year suspension

Karam Mohamed Gaber

Greco-Roman wrestler Karam Gaber, one of Egypt's most decorated Olympians, will miss the 2016 summer Rio de Janeiro Games after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected on Monday his appeal against a two-year suspension.

Late in August, Gaber was hit with the suspension by the United World Wrestling due to a violation of anti-doping rules.

The world governing body, which oversees wrestling at the Olympics, also decided at the time to fine the Egyptian Wrestling Federation a 20,000 Swiss franc fine after Gaber was adjudged to "have either failed to file the doping tests or missed them."

Consequently, the 2004 Olympics gold-medalist Gaber was suspended for two years beginning on 27 August 2015.

Gaber is ranked among Egypt's best Olympians of all time, having won the gold in Athens 11 years ago before winning the silver medal at the 2012 London games.

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