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Last Updated: Monday, 9 August, 2004, 19:36 GMT 20:36 UK
Williams tested positive
Bernard Williams
Bernard Williams won gold in the 4x100m relay in Sydney
American sprinter Bernard Williams tested positive for a metabolite of cannabis at a meeting in Seville in June, but can still compete in Athens.

Williams, a gold medal winner in the US 4x100m relay team at the Sydney Games, only received a warning despite testing positive for the banned substance.

The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said Williams had committed a first offence.

"He received a public warning, in accordance with the IAAF rules for a first offence," it said.

"In addition, he is disqualified from his second-place finish in the 200m at the Seville meeting.

"Williams is eligible to compete at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens."




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