Arbitration Ruling Allowing Merritt in Olympics

The Guardian
March 4, 2012

World champion Dai Greene is looking forward to a public confrontation with the American LaShawn Merritt at the London Olympics. Merritt, the current Olympic champion in the 400m, is eligible to compete at the Games, despite serving a 21-month ban for testing positive for a banned steroid in 2010. The court of arbitration for sport last year overturned the International Olympic Committee, which stated that any athlete given a ban longer than six months should miss the next Games.

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