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Moroccan Runner Suspended From Olympics for Positive Drug Test

July 25, 2012

Moroccan 1500-meter runner Alaoui Selsouli will be suspended from the Olympics after testing positive for a banned diuretic, the International Association of Athletics Federations said today.

Selsouli waived her right to have her back-up sample tested, the IAAF said in an e-mailed statement, meaning she’ll be suspended for all competitions. She can request a hearing by the national athletic federation within the next 3 months, the IAAF said. A sample taken after a meeting in Paris earlier this month tested positive for furosemide, which is a banned substance, the IAAF said.

The London games officially begin in two days.

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