Female Syrian Olympic hurdler DQ'd for doping

10:21 AM, Aug 11, 2012   |    comments
Ghfran Almouhamad. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
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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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