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Disqualified Algerian runner back to the Games

08-07-2012 04:23 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

LONDON, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Algerian athlete Taoufik Makhloufi will compete in his 1,500m final on Tuesday after his earlier exclusion from participation in all further events at the ongoing London Olympics has been revoked on Monday.

"After reviewing evidence provided by a LOCOG medical officer, the disqualification of athlete 1008 Taoufik Makhloufi from further participation in the athletics competition of the 2012 Olympics Games has been revoked by the IAAF technical delegates," said an official communication from the world governing body of athletics.

"Consequently, Mr Makhloufi is able to compete in the men's 1500m final."

The 24-year-old Makhloufi qualified for the men's 1,500m final after he clocked three minutes 42.24 seconds to finish first in his men's 1,500m semifinal group on Sunday night.

However, during the first round of the 800m event on Monday morning, Makhloufi who competed in heat five, immediately fell to the back of the pack and dropped out after less than 150m.

The referee considered that he had not provided a bona fide effort in the 800m heat and reported it to IAAF

An earlier statement from the International Association and Athletics Federations (IAAF) said that the referee "considered that he had not provided a bona fide effort and decided to exclude him from participation in all further events in the competition under rule 142.4".

According to Rule 142.4 of IAAF, an athlete shall be excluded from participation in all further events in the competition, including relays, in cases of "Failure to Participation".

"Failure to participate includes failure to compete honestly with bona fide effort. The relevant Referee will decide on this and the corresponding reference must be made in the official results," reads the rule.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: Xinhua

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