7 Oct 2010

Olympic sprint champion banned

6:00 am on 7 October 2010

The Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser, the current world and Olympic 100 metres champion, has been banned for six months for failing a drugs test.

Fraser returned a positive test to a non-performance enhancing drug during a meeting in Shanghai in May, apparently after being given something for toothache, then taking different medication when that failed.