Pole-vaulter. Banned for life in 1988 after testing positive for anabolic steroids during training. Ban later reduced to four years after BAF change of policy.
Sprinter. Sent home from 1992 Olympics after testing positive for anabolic steroids. Banned for four years from athletics and from Olympics for life.
Shot-putter. Banned for four years in 1992 after testing positive for steroids at AAA of England indoor championships at Birmingham.
Sprinter. Banned for three months and sent home from this year's European Championships after testing positive for the mild stimulant, ephedrine.
Shot-putter. Sent home this week from Commonwealth Games after failing initial test at European Championships. Awaiting test on second sample.
800m runner. Sent home this week from Commonwealth Games after failing initial test on 18 June. Awaiting test on second sample.
Robert Hamilton-Jones, a club runner, was banned for life in 1991 (the ban was later reduced to four years) after failing to produce a specimen for a test. Peter Gordon, a discus thrower, was banned for four years in 1993 for failing to provide a complete urine sample at Crystal Palace. It was revealed yesterday that another three unnamed British athletes have failed initial drugs tests this year.
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