Home > Summer > Olympic Champ Fails Drug Test

Olympic Champ Fails Drug Test

Defending 400 meter Olympic and world champion LaShawn Merritt has failed a drug test and will accept a provisional suspension

Merritt tested positive for DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), which is a steroid legally allowed to be sold in the US. However, it has long been banned from Olympic competition. Merritt said he used the product for “personal reasons,” which are believed to be “male enhancement” reasons. Merritt has flunked three tests since October.

Merritt announced that he was withdrawing from competition, pending the outcome of the case.

Advertisements
Categories: Summer Tags:
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: