Olympics in brief
Discus thrower kicked out
Zoltan Kovago became the second Hungarian discus thrower to be kicked out of the Olympics on Thursday after he refused to undergo a drugs test, the country's athletics federation said.
Kogavo, who was a silver medallist at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, refused to provide a test sample, a move deemed as a positive test result, the domestic MASZ news agency reported, and he was suspended for two years.
Fellow discus thrower Robert Fazekas was last week also kicked off the team for the London Games.
Weightlifters fail drug tests
Two weightlifters have been kicked out of Turkey's Olympic squad on suspicion of doping offences, the Anatolia news agency reported here Thursday.
Turkey Weightlifting Federation (THF) president Hasan Akkus confirmed that weightlifters Fatih Baydar and Ibrahim Arat had been expelled after failing dope tests on July 7.
Baydar, 29, won a silver medal in the 85 kilogram category during the European Championships in Antalya, Turkey earlier this year. Arat, 23, finished fourth in the 94 kilo class at the same championships.
Phelps won't march
Michael Phelps will spend his last Olympic Opening Ceremony the same way he spent his first three.
The 14-time gold medalist told reporters he won't join his teammates during Friday night's celebration in order to rest for his first event the following morning.