By Zjan Shirinian

Jean-Paul Compaore (right) has been suspended for five years after a second doping violation ©Getty ImagesMarch 17 - A Canadian wheelchair racer has been suspended for five years and stripped of his World Championship medal after a second positive test.

Canadian Jean-Paul Compaore was found to have ecombinant eErythropoietin (EPO) in a urine sample given on July 20 last year - the day he won a bronze in the T54 10,000 metres at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France.

In 2011, Compaore served a reduced two-month sanction issued by his national anti-doping agency for Hydrochlororothiazide.

His five-year suspension, announced today by the IPC, will begin on the date he was notified of the offence - August 16 last year.

All his results from July 20 onwards will now go down as disqualifications, with any prize money won to be returned.

His World Championship bronze will go to countryman Josh Cassidy, who finished fourth in the race.

Compaore has also been fined €1,500 (£1,253/$2,084).

Last week, Italian ice sledge hockey player Igor Stella was suspended for 18 months after testing positive for the anabolic steroid colstebol days before the Sochi Winter Paralympics.

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