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2 London athletes banned for doping

Updated: December 18, 2012, 1:43 PM ET
Associated Press

MONACO -- The IAAF says two female athletes whose doping cases emerged at the London Olympics have been suspended by their national federations.

Track and field's governing body says Syrian 400-meter hurdler Ghfran Almouhamad is banned for six months through Feb. 9.

Almouhamad tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine in a sample taken Aug. 3, two days before she finished eighth in her first-round heat at the Olympics.

The IAAF says Turkish long jumper Karin ...

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