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Forde faces ban for testosterone

Track keirin sprinter Barry Forde of Barbados has run afoul of the doping testers. By a doping control by a race in France in October, he was found to have too high a testosterone level. The Barbados Anti-Doping Commission is waiting to hear from the national cycling federation before it begins its own investigation, dpa reports.

If the charges are upheld, Forde, 28, would face a four-year ban, since it would not be his first offence. He tested positive for ephedrin two years ago at the world championships and the Pan-American Games, but explained that it was due to a cold medicine. Forde received only a warning at the time, but had to return the two gold medals he had won at the event.

Courtesy of Susan Westemeyer

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