Of ADD Olympic Glory Doping Shame and the Road to Redemption: Justin Gatlin's Curious Case

Bar & Bench August 3 2012

The preliminary rounds of the Men’s 100 Metre sprint at London 2012 start tomorrow. For one man, Justin Gatlin, it will mark a return to the stage that he once lorded over when we he won the Athens Olympics Gold Medal. But what a return it will be, with questions being asked from various quarters as to whether he should be there at all?

In this column, I trace Gatlin’s tryst with the unsavoury side of sport, that of doping, his subsequent legal battles and his “road . . .

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