The British Olympics 800m hopeful Oliver Dustin was earlier thought to have gone ‘Sha’carri’s way when a traces of a cocaine metabolite were found in his sample following an in-competition test in France.
But in a cheering news few minutes ago, the British athletics has decided to exonerate the young British middle-distance runner and subsequently set to be free to take part in the Olympics after anti-doping authorities accepted there had been cross-contamination of a sample that contained small traces of cocaine.
Dustin (20) turned heads in June when he set a world leading time of 1:43.82 in the 800m, breaking Seb Coe’s British under-23 record. Although he was already European under-20 champion, that time was significantly faster than his previous efforts. Later that month he cemented his status as one to watch when he came a close second to Elliot Giles at the British Championships, securing a spot on the British Olympic team as he did so.