Athletics

Turkish athlete has London 2012 sample test positive for doping

Doping samples (Getty Images)
Doping samples (Getty Images)

Turkish athlete Gulcan Mingir, a 3 000m steeplechase specialist, was "disqualified" from the London 2012 Olympics on Tuesday after a positive doping test, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said.

Mingir, 30, finished 27th in the women's steeplechase eight years ago, but has had that result scrapped.

"Re-analysis of Mingir's samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turabinol)," the IOC said in a statement.

Mingir won the gold medal in the event at the 2012 European Championships in Helsinki.

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