Gatlin loses latest round

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A federal judge in Florida today rescinded his order allowing banned sprinter Justin Gatlin to compete in the Olympic track and field trials this weekend. Judge Lacey Collier said he believed the defending 100-meter champion ‘is being wronged,’ but he lacked jurisdiction over the U.S. Olympic Committee to determine who is eligible for the trials. Gatlin is banned for doping offenses. What happened today and why is detailed in AP’s report. But our own Phil Hersh has already weighed in on this very blog. Read it.

-- Debbie Goffa