British Olympic sprinter banned for failing drugs test

Alaturka Spor Haberleri

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL (AA) – British Olympic sprinter and European indoor gold medalist Nigel Levine has been banned from sports for four years after failing a drug test.

“British sprinter Nigel Levine has been suspended from all sport for a period of four years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV), ” watchdog UK Anti-Doping said in a statement late Tuesday.

“Levine tested positive for the presence of the prohibited substance clenbuterol, an Anabolic Agent, following an Out-of-Competition test on 24 November 2017, ” it added.

Last December the European 4x400m relay gold medalist had been provisionally suspended.

He was also in Britain's 4x400m relay team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.