Uzbek gymnast banned for doping at London Olympics

Updated: November 14, 2012, 11:40 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The International Gymnastics Federation has banned a gymnast from Uzbekistan for six months for doping at the London Olympics.

The FIG says 20-year-old Luiza Galiulina is suspended through Jan. 30.

Galiulina tested positive in London for furosemide, a banned diuretic, in a urine sample taken two days before the games opened. She was not expected to contend for a medal.

The governing body says it ordered the Uzbekistan Gymnastics Federation to pay $2,100 toward the disciplinary hearing costs.

Galiulina and Uzbek officials can appeal within 21 days.

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