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File photo of U.S. sprinter Jerome Young during U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials in California.
File photo of U.S. sprinter Jerome Young during his qualifying heat in the men's 400m race at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Track and Field, in Sacramento, California on July 11, 2004. Young, the world 400m champion, has been given a lifetime ban from athletics for a second doping offence, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said November 11, 2004. Young tested positive for the banned endurance booster erythropoietin (EPO) during the Paris Golden League meeting at the Stade de France on July 23, USADA said in a statement. Under International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the sanction for a second doping offence is a lifetime suspension. The 28-year-old Young, who failed to qualify for the Athens Olympics, had already tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone in 1999. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn/FILE GMH/HB