SWIMMING: Brazilian swimmer banned from Games for doping
SAO PAULO: Brazilian swimmer Glauber Silva was suspended for two years on Wednesday and has lost his spot for the London Olympics after testing positive for increased levels of testosterone.
The Brazilian swimming confederation said Silva, who qualified to compete in the 100-metre butterfly in London, tested positive during a qualifying competition in May at Rio de Janeiro, where he earned his Olympic spot.
The confederation said two other Brazilian swimmers also were suspended for doping on Wednesday, becoming the latest in a series of cases involving local swimmers in recent years.
Flavia Delaroli was suspended for three months for testing positive for the substance tuaminoheptane, while Pamela Alencar was suspended for six months for testing positive for the diuretic furosemide.
Silva was temporarily suspended on June 16, so the two-year began retroactively to that date. All of his results during the competition in which he tested positive were annulled. AP