IAAF confirmed leading athlete’s positive drugs test

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Lamine Diack has confirmed that he was informed about a positive drugs test by a leading athlete ahead of the London Olympics.

Reports circulating in the media claims that Morocco’s star runner and a favourite for the Olympics 1,500m gold medal, Mariem Alaoui Selsouli – tested positive for a banned diuretic.

Diack didn’t confirmed these reports, but said he has been informed about a positive drug test.

“I have heard about it last night,” he said.

“I will not make a comment other than you will follow the rules or you will be suspended.”

The London Olympics begins this Friday, July 27 and will run through August 12.

The track and field section of the Games starts on August 3 and concludes on the 12.

Several world-class athletes, including triple world record holder Usain Bolt, and his fellow Jamaican teammates have already settled well into their camps and are training well ahead of the battle against the world.

The Jamaicans dominated the sprint events at the last Games in Beijing, China, in 2008.

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