Albanian lifter becomes Games' first dope case
Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku has become the first athlete caught doping at the London Olympics after failing a test for a banned steroid.
Pulaku tested positive for stanozolol in London on July 23, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said. Two Turkish weightlifters have also been kicked out after failing pre-competition tests. “The International Olympic Committee today announced that weightlifter Hysen Pulaku from Albania has been excluded from the Games of the 30th Olympiad in London,” an IOC statement said.