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Pulaku fails drugs test

Albanian weightlifter sent home from Olympics

Last Updated: 28/07/12 2:34pm

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IOC sending a strong message

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

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

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

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.

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