Monday 10 December 2018

British athletics in spotlight once again as sprinter Nigel Levine allegedly fails drugs test

Nigel Levine competed at the Rio Olympics
Nigel Levine competed at the Rio Olympics

British sprinter Nigel Levine has allegedly failed a drugs test, Press Association Sport understands.

The 28-year-old is understood to have tested positive for the banned asthma drug clenbuterol and is believed to be waiting for his B sample result.

Clenbuterol is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list because it is deemed performance-enhancing and can help weight loss.

UK Athletics do not comment on ongoing cases.

Levine, a 4x400 metre relay world champion, returned to training earlier this year after a serious motorbike accident with team-mate James Ellington in January.

He suffered a broken pelvis while Ellington also broke his pelvis and fractured his leg in two places when they were hit by a car.

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