17 Jul 2014

Warburton to miss Commonwealth Games after dope charge

1:15 pm on 17 July 2014

The Welsh 800 metre runner Gareth Warburton will miss the Commonwealth Games after being suspended from all competition following a doping violation.

The 31-year-old, who was part of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has the opportunity to respond to the charges and can also have them determined at a full hearing before the National Anti-Doping Panel.

Warburton says the news of the anti-doping rule violation has come as a great shock to him and he hasn't knowingly taken any banned substance.

The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow run from July 23rd to August 3rd.