воскресенье, 4 марта 2012 г.

Ottey's drug test returns positive

SEVILLE, Spain On the eve of the World Championships, track andfield got the last thing it needed - another drug scandal.

Already reeling from a series of high-profile doping cases, thesport took a massive blow Wednesday with the news that one of itsmost prolific stars, sprinter Merlene Ottey, had tested positive fora banned steroid.

The 39-year-old Jamaican pulled out of the championships, whichopen Saturday, after learning that traces of Nandrolone were found inher urine sample at a meet in Lucerne, Switzerland, on July 5.

Nandrolone, a performance-enhancer that goes back to the 1970s andhas been detectable for years in conventional drug controls, hasproduced …

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