Rio 2016: Greek swimmer fails doping test

Greek swimmer Theodora Gianeni will not compete in the women's 50 metre freestyle at the Olympic Games after failing a drugs test.

Rio 2016 organisers announced on Thursday that Gianeni had been withdrawn from competition at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium due to a positive sample which was taken prior to the Games in Rio.

A short statement released by Games organisers said: "Theodora Gianeni (GRE) has been withdrawn from the women's 50m freestyle at the Olympic Games because of a positive doping control test conducted by her NADO [National Anti-Doping Organisation] before the beginning of the Games."

The women's 50m freestyle takes place over Saturday and Sunday.

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