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Reinstated Algerian wins 1500m gold

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London 2012 - Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria storms to gold in the men’s 1500m after being temporarily expelled from the Games a day earlier for not giving his all in the 800m race. Makhloufi tried to withdraw from the 800m but didn’t meet the deadline and ran only 200m before abandoning. After a medical officer submitted evidence, he was reinstated and finds golden success in the 1500m.

IOC/John Huet 8/7/2012 2:30:00 PM


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