Athletics : Justin Gatlin embroiled in fresh doping scandal


Controversial track and field superstar Justin Gatlin is facing a new doping probe.

Members of his team allegedly offered to supply performance-enhancing drugs to undercover journalists.


Athletics anti-doping officials have begun an investigation into what IAAF president, Sebastian Coe called “serious allegations”.

The Daily Telegraph said an agent linked to Gatlin, Robert Wagner, offered to “illicitly supply performance-enhancing drugs” to undercover reporters.


It also reported that Gatlin’s coach, former Olympic gold medallist Dennis Mitchell, told reporters that athletes are able to get away with doping because the drugs they use cannot be detected by tests.

Gatlin, the current 100m champion was banned for doping in 2001 and again in 2006.


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