Five Moroccans banned for doping

Morocco has a rich history in athletics, but has recently found itself in the crosshairs of the IAAF anti-doping crusade.

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Five Moroccan athletes, including a teenage 110m hurdler, have been banned for between two and eight years for doping violations, the country's track and field federation said on Thursday.

Hanane Ouhaddou, a 3000m steeplechaser, and 1500m runner Abdelhadi Labali were both banned for eight years.

Hurdler Zakarya Rabah, 17, received a four-year suspension, as did Mohcine Cheaouri and Adil Annani.

Morocco has a rich history in athletics, but has recently found itself in the crosshairs of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) anti-doping crusade.