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Doping Rule Violation

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has been informed by the Fédération Royale Marocaine D’Athlétisme (FRMA) that the female athlete, Amina AIT HAMMOU, has been found guilty of the following doping violation under IAAF Rules:

3 missed tests within a 60 month period (IAAF Rule 32.2d).

This doping violation relates to missed tests under the IAAF out-of-competition programme which were attempted between April 2007 and May 2008.

In conformity with the IAAF Rules, FRMA has imposed the following sanction for a first violation:

• 1 year ineligibility (05.06.08 – 04.06.09)
• Disqualification of all results from 05.06.08

This information has been added to the 2008 List of Anti-Doping Rule Violations which can be found on the IAAF website in the anti-doping statistics section.
Note: Under the IAAF Rules, athletes sanctioned for a doping violation have the right to appeal this decision to the relevant appeals body.

“The IAAF is committed to protecting the sport of athletics from the threat of doping.  Each year the IAAF spends more than 3 million dollars on this ongoing battle and coordinates more than 3,000 doping controls.  All IAAF out-of-competition tests are conducted on a strictly no-advance-notice basis.