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Justin Gatlin undeserving of USA jersey at Penn Relays

At what point should punishment end?  That is the big question in the case of track and field athletes returning from drug suspensions.  Top European competitions such as the Diamond League contests have barred former drug cheats such as Dwain Chambers from taking part in their meets.  Some argue that these athletes have already served their fair share of punishment and should be allowed to compete once they are eligible to do so.

Justin Gatlin’s case is very similar.  Gatlin tested positive for high levels of testosterone in 2006 and made his return to competition on U.S. soil on Saturday at the Penn Relays after four years of suspension.  Not only did Gatlin participate in the Penn Relays, he was invited by organizers to don the blue singlet of the United States run in the USA vs. the World portion of the meet. Read more >>

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