DECEMBER 28 2011 18:05h
Weightlifter tests positive for steroids
Taylan, who became Turkey's first female gold medalist when she won in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, faces up to a 4-year ban from competition, which would keep her out of the 2012 London Olympics, Today's Zaman reported Tuesday.
Taylan had protested the results of a previous steroid test by the International Weightlifting Federation. The second blood test came back positive Monday, the newspaper said.
ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Olympic weightlifting medalist Nurcan Taylan has tested positive for steroids, Turkish officials said.