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IOC formally expels Uzbek gymnast for doping after B sample also tests positive

08/01/2012 07:51 EDT | Updated 10/01/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - The IOC says a female gymnast from Uzbekistan has been formally expelled from the London Olympics after her backup "B'' sample also came back positive for doping.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams says Luiza Galiulina has been kicked out of the athletes' village after the second test confirmed the initial finding for use of the banned diuretic furosemide.

Galiulina — a lesser-known name with no medal hopes — tested positive in a pre-games urine control in London last Wednesday.

She had been provisionally suspending by the IOC pending analysis of the "B'' sample.

Galiulina is the second athlete expelled from the games for doping.

Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku was disqualified last week after testing positive for the steroid stanozolol on July 23.

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