Athletics: Reynolds loses dollars 27m award

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The Independent Online
A UNITED STATES federal appeals court yesterday reversed the decision awarding dollars 27m ( pounds 18m) to the 400 metres world record holder, Butch Reynolds, saying the lower court that found against the International Amateur Athletic Federation did not have proper jurisdiction.

The US Court of Appeals ruled that the federal judge in Columbus, Ohio, erred when he ruled he had jurisdiction over the IAAF, athletics' international ruling body.

Reynolds was suspended after testing positive for an anabolic steroid, missing the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, but he challenged results of the test and has denied ever taking steroids.