Paris - American long jumper Jarrion Lawson, a silver medallist at the 2017
world championships, has been handed a four-year ban for doping, the
Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Saturday.
Lawson, 25, tested positive for the anabolic steroid epitrenbolone
following an out-of-competition doping control in June last year. He was
provisionally suspended in August.
Lawson finished second to South African world champion Luvo Manyonga
in London two years ago, and also came fourth at the 2016 Olympics.
He had said his positive sample was the result of eating contaminated
Lawson can still appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration
for Sport (CAS).