Mitchell Cleared of Doping Charge
NEW YORK (AP) _ Olympic track star Dennis Mitchell did not commit a doping violation, a three-member panel unanimously agreed.
The USA Track & Field Doping Hearing Board’s decision was announced Tuesday. It had held a two-day hearing last week.
Mitchell had been suspended by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) in July after the world body concluded Mitchell’s urine sample from an out-of-competition test in April had high testosterone and epitestosterone levels.
A member of the gold medal-winning 400-meter relay team and bronze medalist in the 100 in the 1992 Olympics, Mitchell has been the chairman of the Athletes Advisory Committee of USA Track & Field for the last two years.
Under its rules, the IAAF may review the decision of the Doping Hearing Board panel.