Doping news

AEK Athens defender fails drug test

February 8, 2013
By ESPN staff

AEK Athens have confirmed that defender Christos Arkoudas has tested positive for banned stimulant oxilofrine.

The 22-year-old failed a routine test after the 2-1 home win over OFI Crete on January 26, a club spokesman told Reuters.

The club, currently 12th in the 16-team Greek Super League, have received a letter from the Greek anti-doping control body (ESKAN) confirming the failed test.

Arkoudas is expected to appeal the decision and be re-tested, a process likely to happen next week.

The right-back faces a ban of up to two years if the second test is also positive, according to the Greek federation's disciplinary code.