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Last Updated: Friday, 6 August, 2004, 12:19 GMT 13:19 UK
Mullings fails second test
Jamaican sprinter Steve Mullings will miss the Olympics after twice testing positive for testosterone.

Mullings can defend himself at a hearing next week, but is suspended by Jamaica pending that hearing.

With the start of the Olympics only a week away, the sprinter has no chance of taking his place.

Mullings tested positive for the banned substance after winning the 200m at the national trials in June and failed a second test last month.

Mullings' name had been kept confidential during the testing process, with Jamaican Olympic Association president Mike Fennell saying the athlete had a right to request a second test.

Following next week's hearing, Jamaican athletics officials will submit a report to athletics ruling body the IAAF.

They will then decide whether to suspend Mullings for two years under rules laid down by the World Anti Doping Agency.

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