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IOC holds 'moral high ground' in doping dispute

Updated: October 22, 2010, 8:10 PM ET
Associated Press

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- The IOC holds the "moral high ground" in the argument over a doping rule that prevents American runner LaShawn Merritt from defending his 400-meter title at the 2012 London Games, a senior Olympic official said Friday.

Merritt was banned for 21 months on Monday after testing positive for a banned substance found in a male enhancement product. Although his ban expires next summer, the Beijing gold medalist is ineligible to run in London the following year under an IOC ...

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