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Summer Olympics-London 2012: Moroccan Runner Fails Drug Test.

Moroccan runner Mariem Alaoui Selsouli was suspended from the London Olympics on Wednesday after testing positive for furosemide, a banned substance, at a competition in Paris earlier this month.

A contender in the women's 1,500-meter race, the 28-year-old Selsouli ran a personal best 56.15 seconds at the event on July 6.

Furosemide is a diuretic that can be used to mask the presence of other performance-enhancing drugs. According to ( Sporting Life , Selsouli served a two-year suspension from 2009-11 for blood-doping and could face a lifetime ban from the International Association of Athletics Federations if found guilty of the second offense.
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Publication:International Business Times - US ed.
Date:Jul 25, 2012
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