Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi reinstated to Olympics

  • Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi has been reinstated to the London Olympics after being excluded for not trying in the 800-meter race.

    Makhloufi, who won one of the 1500-meter semifinals, was forced to take part in the 800-meter after Algeria failed to withdraw him before Sunday's deadline.

    He completed just 200 meters of his heat before quitting.

    After inspecting medical evidence, the International Association of Athletics Federations announced Makhloufi could race in the 1500-meter final.