Albanian weightlifter Pulaku banned after testing positive for banned steroid
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
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…