January 26, 2012
Sprinter claims that he was "accidently" injected with steroids
For those of you not familiar with steroids, let me assure you all that a doctor could not “accidently” mistake cortizone for nandrolone! This story will show you what lengths young people will go to in support of denying this behavior. Don
BERN, Switzerland - The Swiss athletics federation says sprinter Pascal Mancini will sue a doctor after twice testing positive for a banned steroid.Swiss Athletics says the 22-year-old Mancini was mistakenly injected with nandrolone instead of cortisone, an anti-inflammatory painkiller, last September.
Mancini will skip the indoor season, including the world championships in Istanbul in March, while Switzerland's anti-doping agency investigates the case.
Last year, Mancini was warned by the IAAF for using the hyperactivity drug Ritalin without permission.The IAAF refused to recognize a Swiss record 4×100-meter time run by a quartet including Mancini at the Zurich Diamond League meeting last September.
By Associated Press,Â Updated: Thursday, JanuaryÂ 26,Â 6:33Â AM