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European steeplechase winner disqualified for shirtless celebration
European steeplechase winner disqualified for shirtless celebration

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France won the 3,000-meter steeplechase event at the European track and field championships on Thursday but was eventually disqualified for his homestretch celebration, which included taking off his shirt. Originally the two-time European champion was given a yellow card, much like a warning in soccer when players peel off their jerseys to show T-shirts with slogans. But Spain's track federation appealed and Mekhissi-Benabbad was disqualified for violating uniform standards, which include not covering up or obscuring the bibs that feature the athlete's number. The ruling moved Spain's Angel Mullara from fourth to third for the bronze medal....

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