Female Syrian Olympic hurdler DQ'd for doping

Female Syrian Olympic hurdler DQ'd for doping

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Ghfran Almouhamad of Syrian Arab Republic competes in the Women's 400m Hurdles Round 1 Heats on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on August 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Updated Saturday, Aug 11 at 11:09 AM

LONDON (AP) — The IOC says a female Syrian hurdler has been kicked out of the London Olympics for doping.

The IOC said Saturday that 400-meter hurdler Ghfran Almouhamad tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine on Aug. 3. The backup "B'' sample confirmed the positive finding.

The 23-year-old athlete finished eighth and last in her first-round heat on Aug. 5.

The IOC said she has been disqualified and stripped of her Olympic accreditation.

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