U.S. olympic champ banned in Nigeria for giving substances to minor
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria says it has banned 1968 double Olympic champion Lee Evans from coaching for four years for giving a minor performance-enhancing substances.
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:12AM EDT
LAGOS, Nigeria -- The Athletics Federation of Nigeria says it has banned 1968 double Olympic champion Lee Evans of the United States from coaching for four years for giving a minor performance-enhancing substances.
The AFN says an investigation found that Evans and another coach gave the girl substances last year which "may have been responsible" for her failing a doping test.
The federation also banned the other coach for life after the young athlete, who was not named, said she collapsed after he took her to a doctor, who injected her with an unknown substance.
Evans, 67, won gold in the 400 metres and 4x400 relay at the Mexico City Olympics, both in world-record times. His 400 time of 43.86 seconds stood for 20 years. The AFN said he was working as a consultant in Nigeria.
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