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Positive test puts Moroccan Laalou out of Games


Moroccan 1500m runner and Olympic hopeful Amine Laalou will miss the London Games after the IAAF alerted the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to a report he may have returned a positive dope test.

An informed source told AFP on Friday that Laalou had taken a "banned substance" at a meeting in Monaco on July 20, where he came in fourth in a time of 3:30.54.

"The Moroccan athlete has not been authorised to enter Great Britain - English police expelled him at the airport in London," Moroccan sports radio MARS reported.

"Amine Laalou is suspected of doping - he will not line up for the 1500m," a member of the Moroccan delegation at the Games said.

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