The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), Sport's highest appeals court yesterday upheld the lifetime doping ban for Jamaican sprinter and former World relay champion Steve Mullings.
The 30-yr-old Florida-based athlete tested positive for furosemide, a banned diuretic and masking agent, at the Jamaica national trials for the 2011 World Championships in Daegu. He previously served a two-year ban after testing positive for methyltestosterone in 2004.
A report out of Lausanne said the CAS panel dismissed Mullings’ appeal of the ban imposed by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission in November 2011 after his second drug offence, rejecting the athlete's claims that his 2011 test was "unreliable" and there were "problems" with the 2004 result.
In 2009, Mullings teamed up with Michael Frater, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell (in that order) to win gold in the 4x100m relay at the Berlin World Championships.