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Steve Mullings life ban upheld by CAS

Monday, March 04, 2013 | 3:07 PM    

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has upheld a lifetime ban for Jamaican sprinter Steve Mullings, an Associated Press report said earlier today.  

The report out of Lausanne said The Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed the 30-year-old runner's appeal of the ban imposed by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission in November 2011 after his second drug offence.  

The Florida-based athlete who was slapped with a two-year ban in 2004 tested positive for furosemide, a banned diuretic and masking agent, at the Jamaica national trials leading to the 2011 World Championships.  

According to the report, “CAS says its panel rejected the athlete's claims that his 2011 test was ‘unreliable’ and there were ‘problems’ with the 2004 result”. 

— Paul Reid

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