Algerian athlete Taoufik Makhloufi who had been removed from the participation list of the 1500m finals because of not doing his best in the 800 meter heat, may line-up at the start.
Makhloufi took the start of the 800m race Monday morning but apparently did not want to do his best as he slowed down from running at a certain moment into the race and started walking.
The IAAF said he was a disgrace for sport and expelled the Algerian from further participation in the Olympic Games.
Makhloufi then consulted a doctor of the organization who declared that the Algerian medal contender in the 1,500 meters, is fighting knee problems.
Thereupon his exclusion was undone and the runner will line-up at the start of Tuesday’s 1500m final.