World champion sprinter Justin Gatlin involved in another doping scandal

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American sprinter Justin Gatlin, the world champion in the 100 meters, is being investigated for doping after us in London into alleged activities of Gatlin's representatives.

Justin Gatlin and members of his team are being investigated by sports and doping authorities after the findings of an investigation by The Telegraph.

In one meeting, the agent claimed that Gatlin had himself been taking performance enhancing drugs - which the sprinter has strenuously denied in a statement.

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Gatlin, 35, has been banned twice - in 2001 after testing positive for amphetamines, and in 2006 for synthetic testosterone.

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The Athletics Integrity Unit and the US Anti-Doping Agency are set to investigate the allegations. He also explained Gatlin had not been present when banned substances were discussed with the agent or coach.

When confronted about those statements, Gatlin's agent said he was just playing along because he wanted to convince the reporters to buy the drugs. "In this era, we understand that we can not rely on testing alone to defend the sport against doping and so the AIU is both building its investigations and intelligence capability and implementing an intelligence based re-testing policy to meet such challenges".

"The use of new methodologies and designer drugs has always been a challenge for the anti-doping movement and this continues to this day".

When contacted by Omnisport, Wagner said he will be seeking legal advice.

Sebastian Coe, the president of the IAAF, said that an investigation would... "We are working with member federations on how we move to an official accreditation system for support personnel so athletes have choices and assurance in those choices".

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