Albanian lifter becomes Games' first dope case

Jul 29, 2012, 07:39 IST | AFP

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.

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