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LaShawn Merritt unable to defend his 400-meter gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics
  • January 13th, 2011

Looks like 2008 Beijing Olympic 400m champion LaShawn Merritt will not be able to defend his gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

IOC has stand firm with the anti-doping rule and has the power to do so to bar him, after the new ruling was introduced just after the 2008 Olympics.

Merritt failed three drugs tests in the winter of 2009–2010, testing positive for the banned steroid Dehydroepiandrosterone, which he had allegedly consumed through the use of a male enhancement drug.

He accepted a two year ban from the sport, and is set to return this July 2011.

LaShawn Merritt won the 400m Final at World Championships, Berlin 2009


Posted by Uncle Sha.
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