World 100m champion Justin Gatlin is at the centre of a fresh doping scandal. The news comes after members of his team reportedly offered to supply performance enhancing drugs.
An investigation by The Telegraph claims the US sprinter’s team members offered to provide prescriptions under a false name. It is also alleged they intended to smuggle the drugs to the United States.
According to the newspaper, undercover reporters went to Gatlin’s training camp in Florida. It was there when the athlete’s coach and athletics agent offered to supply and administer testosterone and growth hormone.
The reporters posed as production company employers looking for substances to help an actor get into shape.
Investigations have now been opened by the Athletics Integrity Unit and the International Association of Athletics Federations.
Those under investigation include Gatlin, his coach and his agent, The Telegraph reports.
Gatlin beat Jamaica’s Usain Bolt at the World Championships in London in August 2017. The US sprinter was booed by the crowd.