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Justin Gatlin

Justin Gatlin still paying for past doping sanctions

Justin Gatlin still paying for past doping sanctions

Voting has begun for the athlete of the year in track and field, but the man with the five fastest times for the 100 meters in 2015 will not be up for consideration.

Like other athletes with serious doping sanctions on their record, U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin has been excluded from Wednesday's preliminary balloting.

As was widely reported last summer, the international track federation changed its rules after Gatlin's nomination for the 2014 edition of the award stirred angry reactions throughout the sporting world.

Gatlin has been suspended for failing drug tests twice in his career, returning from his most-recent ban in 2010. The first time, he was penalized for an...