Olympics reinstate Taoufik Makhloufi
Algerian runner Taoufik Makhloufi will be allowed to compete in the 1500m final at the London Olympics on Tuesday (August 7th), Liberte reported.
"After reviewing evidence provided by the... medical officer, the disqualification of [Taoufik Makhloufi] from further participation in the athletics competition of the 2012 Olympic Games has been revoked," the IAAF said in a statement.
The 24-year-old African champion was cut from the Games for "failure to compete honestly with bona fide effort" in the 800m heat on Monday. The IAAF reversed its decision after learning that Makhloufi, who was recovering from a knee injury, had not expected to compete in the event.
He will compete in the 1500m final alongside Morocco's Abdalaati Iguider.
In other track and field events on Tuesday, Algeria's Issam Nima will start in the men's triple jump qualification.
Morocco's Nadia Noujani will run in the women's 5000m and Aziz Ouhadi will participate in the men's 200m.
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