Saturday, July 29, 2006

Gatlin

We should note that US sprinter Justin Gatlin has just announced that he's been found positive for the same infraction as Floyd. Reports are mixed -- some say it was by the same lab, other say it was a lab in Los Angeles. The Gatlin test is reported to have used the spectrographic test. Larry Gatlin seems nearly as unlikely a suspect as Floyd -- he's been outpoken against doping, and faces a life ban for a second offense having been nailed on a technical violation earlier. Things may really be that rotten, the tests may be bad, or there may be funny business going on.

2 comments:

Christy Hammond said...

His name is actually Justin Gatlin. :) But it is unusual that the two big names in both sports have testing problems being announced at the same time. I made two posts on my blog, one about Gatlin and the other about Landis.

http://www.behindthejersey.com/2006/07/31/part-two-floyd-landis-has-an-elevated-te-ratio/

http://www.behindthejersey.com/2006/07/30/part-one-justin-gatlin-tests-positive/

trust_but_verify said...

Oops! Fixed. Thanks!