Sport in Short: Drugs in sport

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The Independent Online
NATALYA ARTYOMOVA, the Grand Prix mile champion from the Commonwealth of Independent States, is to be reported to the International Amateur Athletic Federation in connection with drug test irregularities at the Bislett Games last Saturday.

CHARMAINE BARNARD, the South African triple-jump champion, has been suspended for four years by Athletics South Africa after two positive tests for use of anabolic steroids. Charl Mattheus, a marathon runner, has been banned for three months by ASA for a lesser offence. Five athletes had now been suspended this year, which sees South Africa return to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1960.

LARS ARVID NILSEN, the Norwegian shot-putter who was third at last year's World Championship, faces a life ban after testing positive for drugs a second time.

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