Torri Edwards' suspension upheld

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:04 IST

US sprinter Torri Edwards was knocked out of the Olympics for good when an arbitration panel upheld her two-year drug suspension on Tuesday.

Torri Edwards' suspension upheld

Athens:

US sprinter Torri Edwards was knocked out of the Olympics for good when an arbitration panel upheld her two-year drug suspension on Tuesday. Edwards had been considered a medal contender in the 100 and 200 metres at the Athens Games. She inherited the world championship in the 100 when Kelli White forfeited that crown because of drug use. Edwards tested positive for the banned stimulant nikethamide at a meet in Martinique on April 24, but blamed the result on a glucose supplement she took because she wasn't feeling well. She said her physician bought the glucose at a store on the Caribbean island, and that she was unaware it contained the banned substance. The ruling of the International Court of Arbitration for Sport is final. Edwards' spot in the 100 will go to Gail Devers, who finished fourth at the US trials. Her spot in the 200 will go to LaShaunte'a Moore. (AP)

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