Saudi sprinter Masrahi to miss Olympics because of doping

Saudi Arabia's Yousef Ahmed M Masrahi reacts after his Men's 400m Semifinal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Saudi authorities say sprinter Yousef Ahmed Masrahi will not compete in this summer’s Olympics after failing a drug test.
Masrahi set an Asian 400-meter record at the athletics world championships in Beijing last year.

The Saudi Olympic Committee said in a statement that the 28-year-old athlete tested positive for a banned substance during training in June, and that as a result he will not compete at next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Last Update: 06:52 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52