19 Oct 2010

Beijing Olympics 400 metres champion banned

7:58 am on 19 October 2010

The Beijing Olympic 400 metres track champion, American LaShawn Merritt has been suspended for 21 months after testing positive for a banned substance found in a male enhancement product.

Merritt's ban is back dated to the end of October last year, the date of his first sample, so his suspension will end next July.