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Ghfran Almouhamad DQ'd for doping

Updated: August 11, 2012, 11:18 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- A female hurdler from Syria was kicked out of the London Olympics on Saturday after failing a drug test.

The IOC said 400-meter hurdler Ghfran Almouhamad tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine on Aug. 3. Her backup "B" sample confirmed the positive finding.

The 23-year-old athlete finished eighth and last in her first-round heat on Aug. 5.

The IOC said Almouhamad has been disqualified and stripped of her Olympic accreditation.

The IOC sent ...

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