World 100m champion Justin Gatlin at the centre of fresh doping scandal

  • World 100m champion Justin Gatlin at the centre of fresh doping scandal

World 100m champion Justin Gatlin at the centre of fresh doping scandal

He earned a two-year ban for illegal substances in 2001 and then received an eight-year ban in 2006, which was later cut down to four years.

Athletics anti-doping officials have launched an investigation into what IAAF president Lord Coe called "serious allegations" about world champion sprinter Justin Gatlin's coach and an agent.

The Telegraph report published Monday said the undercover reporters traveled to Gatlin's Florida training camp and presented that they were making a film about athletics, and that they needed help training a male actor so he could get in shape.

Renaldo Nehemiah, Gatlin's agent of almost 15 years, has added that Wagner had worked for the sprinter on no more than three occasions.

The 35-year-old sprinter, who was banned twice earlier in his career for doping offences, has since reportedly fired his coach, Dennis Mitchell.

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Since returning to the track Gatlin has claimed to be clean and has offered to release data from tests in the past five years. The drugs were reportedly ready to be provided from a doctor in Australia.

The 2004 Olympic gold medalist returned to action and surprised Usain Bolt and others with a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the 2017 World Championships.

The newspaper said it began its investigation in July after hearing of agents and trainers involved in supplying drugs to athletes, reporters posing as film production company representatives seeking people to train a film star.

The US Anti-Doping Agency told The Telegraph: 'Investigations stemming from tips and whistleblowers play a critical role in anti-doping efforts.

These allegations are extremely serious and I know the Independent Athletics Integrity Unit will investigate in accordance with its mandate.