Sporting Digest: Athletics

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The Independent Online
BUTCH REYNOLDS, the American 400 metres world record holder, said yesterday that he will go to the US Supreme Court if necessary to try to win back a dollars 27.4m ( pounds 18m) award against the International Amateur Athletic Federation made after he was banned for a positive drugs test. The award was quashed by the US Court of Appeals on Tuesday who ruled that the court in the original judgment did not have sufficient jurisdiction.

ENGLAND are to send a full team of 280 to the Commonwealth Games in Victoria in August. A pounds 90,000 shortfall in funding meant that cuts of nearly 25 per cent had been feared.

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