Merlene Ottey Withdraws from the World Championships in Sevilla

Ljubljana, 18 August - SPORTS/ATHLETICS
In response to Jamaican athlete Merlene Ottey's decision to withdraw from the upcoming World Championships in Sevilla due to doping allegations, her coach Srdjan Djordjevic, a Slovene citizen, said that Ms. Ottey's management agency informed him on 16 August that an IAAF representative told them that allegedly a banned substance was found in Ms. Ottey's urine sample taken during the Meeting in Lucerne on 5 July. "We still do not know officially what substance and what quantities were found," he added.

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