Associated Press, Published August 06 2012
Algerian Olympic runner reinstated for 1,500 final
Makhloufi had already qualified for Tuesday's 1,500 final, where he was a likely medal contender, when he stopped running in the first lap of his 800 heat.
The race referee ruled that the 24-year-old African champion in the 800 was guilty of "failure to compete honestly with bona fide effort" but the Algerian federation insisted he had a knee problem and that organizers knew about it.
After assessing evidence of a games medical officer, the disqualification was revoked and the runner can compete in Tuesday's 1,500 final.
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