Female Syrian Olympic hurdler disqualified for positive doping test

The IOC says a female Syrian hurdler has been kicked out of the London Olympics for doping.

The IOC said Saturday that 400-meter hurdler Ghfran Almouhamad tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine on Aug. 3. The backup "B" sample confirmed the positive finding.

The 23-year-old athlete finished eighth and last in her first-round heat on Aug. 5.

The IOC said she has been disqualified and stripped of her Olympic accreditation.