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Hysen Pulaku is first doping ban

Updated: July 28, 2012, 9:14 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The first official doping ban during the London Olympics was handed down Saturday as the International Olympic Committee threw out Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku from the Games.

The IOC said Pulaku tested positive for a banned steroid, stanozolol, on July 23, and that a backup "B" sample confirmed the result.

The announcement came a day after Albania dropped the 19-year-old from its weightlifting team over doping suspicions. He was supposed to have competed in the 77-kilogram ...

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