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ATHLETICS: Wallace Spearmon gets 3-month doping ban

Published:Saturday | September 20, 2014 | 9:55 AM

American sprinter Wallace Spearmon has accepted a three-month ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), after testing positive for a banned substance.



The 29-year-old 200-metre specialist returned a positive test for methylprednisolone after a meeting in Edmonton in July.



USADA accepted his explanation that he was taking the medicine in "a therapeutic dose".



But it said he failed to apply for a therapeutic use exemption beforehand.

His three-month ban was backdated to start on August 27.



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