Former Olympian handed huge doping ban

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Moroccan runner Halima Hachlaf was banned for six years connected Tuesday for a 2nd doping offense.

Hachlaf, who ran successful the 800 metres astatine the 2012 London Olympics, tested affirmative for a synthetic steroid hormone astatine a contention successful Rabat successful January. She did not person an exemption to usage it arsenic a medicine, the Athletics Integrity Unit said successful its verdict.

on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games astatine Olympic Stadium connected August 8, 2012 successful London, England. (Getty)

The 33-year-old runner antecedently served a four-year prohibition for suspected humor doping and returned to vie astatine the 2019 satellite championships successful Doha, Qatar. She was eliminated successful the 800m semifinals.

The AIU said Hachlaf did not respond to requests to cooperate with the lawsuit and has been suspended from the athletics done 2027. She tin situation the prohibition astatine the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Hachlaf doubly won races connected the Diamond League circuit earlier competing for Morocco astatine the 2012 Olympics. She was eliminated successful the semifinals successful London.

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