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Newz Forum: OTHER: Kelli White 2 year ban

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posted on May, 19 2004 @ 04:06 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Sprinter Kelli White accepted a two-year drug ban that will keep her from the Athens Olympics and cost her two gold medals at last year's world championships.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday it found evidence of White's drug violations from documents obtained in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative investigation.

White accepted the minimum possible penalty for her first offense involving the use of performance-enhancing substances and doping methods, including undetectable steroids, USADA said.

Besides the suspension that will run through May 2006, all of White's competitive results since Dec. 15, 2000, will be disqualified, including her victories in the 100 and 200 meters at both the 2003 IAAF World Outdoor Championships and the 2003 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

The 27-year-old sprinter tested positive for modafinil use at both competitions. She has said she was prescribed modafinil for a sleeping disorder.

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