Uzbekistan's Luiza Galiulina performs a routine on the uneven bars during women's artistic gymnastics at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 14, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Uzbek gymnast provisionally suspended from Games for doping
Posted : Sunday, 29 July 2012 07:47AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Uzbek gymnast Luiza Galiulina was on Sunday provisionally banned from the 2012 Olympics for a positive drugs test, the International Olympic Committee said on Sunday.
Galiulina provided a urine sample on July 25th that tested positive for the prohibited substance furosemide - a diuretic that can be used as a masking agent or for weight loss.
The Uzbek is the second athlete in two days to have failed a drug test.
(Writing by Ossian Shine)
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