LONDON -- A gymnast from Uzbekistan has become the second athlete to be expelled from the London Olympics for doping, after a follow-up urine test confirmed a positive finding on her initial screening.
The International Olympic Committee, which had provisionally suspended Luiza Galiulina after the first positive result, announced Wednesday that it had revoked her credential and had referred her case file to the International Gymnastics Federation for possible addition sanctions.
Galiulina, who wasn’t a medal contender, provided a urine sample on July 25 that tested positive for the banned substance furosemide, a diuretic, officials said. An analysis of the second sample confirmed that finding.
The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Thomas Bach, Frank Fredericks and Göran Petersson, decided on the sanctions and issued a full decision.