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Mitchell Cleared of Doping Charge

December 16, 1998

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.

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