Olympic gold medallist Makhloufi reportedly subject of French doping investigation

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News Wire from Inside the Games

Olympic gold medallist Taoufik Makhloufi is reportedly the subject of an investigation by French authorities to determine whether doping products found at the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance (INSEP) belong to him.

French broadcaster Stade 2 reported a search, conducted by officers from the Central Office for the Fight against Environmental and Public Health Damage, had been carried out at INSEP in early September.

It is claimed the officers found a sports bag containing syringes and products used for injections in the bag.

The bag was also reported to have included documents belonging to Makhloufi, who regularly trains at the centre.

Stade 2 reported a preliminary investigation has been opened by French prosecutors, which is expected to determine whether the products belonged to the Makhloufi and whether it would be a criminal offence.

Stade 2 were reportedly unable to contact Makhloufi for a response.

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