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Gardener: Drug abuse widespread

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British sprinter Jason Gardener claims doping remains rife in top-level athletics after learning of Justin Gatlin's failed drugs test.


Gatlin faces a life ban from the sport if a B sample corresponds with the initial results, which were revealed on Saturday night. The American tested positive for excessive testosterone at the Kansas Relays event on April 22.


Gardener, a member of the Great Britain relay squad who won gold ahead of the United States at the 2004 Olympics, said: "Justin is personable, I like him and he is a very good competitor, but there is so much of this stuff going on. I am a bit stunned a big name like this has fallen. You hear so many rumours about athletes using drugs so I suppose it shouldn't be a great shock."

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