Drugs ban for javelin man Ian Burns


A javelin thrower and coach has been banned from all competition for four years for possessing numerous banned substances discovered after a raid by police.

Ian Burns, 35, an experienced javelin competitor who belonged to Gateshead Harriers, has been found guilty of possessing the substances by the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP), which also found him guilty of using and attempting to use methandienone, stanozolol, testosterone, nandrolone, human growth hormone and tamoxifen.

Burns admitted to the Durham police that the drugs were for his own use and was not prosecuted.