Runner who won silver in the 5,000 meter race at the 2000 Summer Olympics; he tested positive for nandrolone a year later but was proven innocent.
He competed in the 1997 IAAF Cross Country Championships.
He reportedly received $50,000 in compensation for the false positive test in 2001.
He grew up in Constantine, Algeria.
Taoufik Makhloufi won a gold medal for Algeria at the 2012 Olympics in the 1,500 meter race, an event that Saidi-Sief used to specialize in.