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London 2012 Olympics: Hysen Pulaku banned after testing positive for banned steroid

Albanian weightlifter Pulaku banned after testing positive for banned steroid

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12:53 GMT, 28 July 2012

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Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku has been thrown out of London 2012 after failing a drugs test, the International Olympic Committee have announced.

Pulaku, 20, tested positive for stanozolol on July 23.

His file is due to be sent to the International Weightlifting Federation.

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Ban: Weightlifter Pulaku has been dropped by Albania

Ban: Weightlifter Pulaku has been dropped by Albania

Albania's Olympic Committee revealed on Friday that it had dropped Pulaku from its team after he tested positive for a banned substance.

Stanozolol is an anabolic steroid.

The IOC said they were confident the targeting of tests at the Games was paying dividends.

IOC communications director Mark Adams said: 'We do target the key sports and the key athletes where we have suspicions.

'We hope this will be a message that if you are doping then we will catch you.

'There are going to be 5,000 tests at this Games so no-one should think they can get away with it.'

VIDEO: The IOC warns they will catch athletes who use drugs…

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