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Soccer-AEK defender Arkoudas gets one-year doping ban

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ATHENS, Feb 28 (Reuters) - AEK Athens defender Christos Arkoudas has been banned from playing for one year after testing positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine, the Greek Super League said on Thursday.

Greece's anti-doping control body (ESKAN) revealed earlier this month that the 22-year-old had failed a routine test following the match against OFI Crete on Jan. 26.

Arkoudas exercised his right to appeal against the decision and be retested but the Super League confirmed the one-year suspension.

"The presence of the aforementioned prohibited substance (oxilofrine) was confirmed after the analysis of the B sample," the Super League said in a statement. (Reporting by Graham Wood, editing by Ed Osmond)

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