Gatlin team doping allegations: BBC News Review

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World champion sprinter, Justin Gatlin and his team have become involved in doping allegations as the result of two undercover journalists for the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph.

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The story

Anti-doping officials are investigating allegations against two men linked to the world champion sprinter, Justin Gatlin.

According to the Daily Telegraph newspaper in Britain, the athlete’s agent, Robert Wagner, offered to supply performance-enhancing drugs to undercover reporters.

Gatlin’s coach, Dennis Mitchell, allegedly said doping was possible because the drugs used could not be detected.

Both men deny the accusations.

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deeply involved in a difficult situation

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public report exposing the facts of a situation

bombshell
sudden and unpleasant piece of news

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