Ghfran Almouhamad. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
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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