Graham's athletes excluded from Berlin meet

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3 August 2006, BERLIN - Athletes trained by coach Trevor Graham will not be invited to the final Golden League series stop in Berlin, local organisers said Thursday in the wake of Justin Gatlin's positive doping test. Meet organiser Gerhard Janetzky said the list of not-welcome athletes at the September 3 event also included sprinter Marion Jones, who in the past worked with Graham. "She is among the suspects even though nothing has been proved," he said. The 100m world and Olympic champion and co-world re

3 August 2006

BERLIN - Athletes trained by coach Trevor Graham will not be invited to the final Golden League series stop in Berlin, local organisers said Thursday in the wake of Justin Gatlin's positive doping test.

Meet organiser Gerhard Janetzky said the list of not-welcome athletes at the September 3 event also included sprinter Marion Jones, who in the past worked with Graham.

"She is among the suspects even though nothing has been proved," he said.

The 100m world and Olympic champion and co-world record holder Gatlin, who trains under Graham, said last weekend that he failed a test for the steroid testosterone.

Gatlin faces a life ban as a second-time offender and if found guilty would be the latest athlete of Graham to be found guilty of cheating.

Graham's athletes include Olympic 200m champion Shawn Crawford.

Janetzky said that all European meets should not invite these athletes (Jones competed at the Rome and Paris Golden league and in London) and said that doping control will be expanded and blood tests introduced.

DPA

Subject: German news

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