American 400 metres runner Debbie Dunn has accepted a two-year doping ban, the United States Anti-Doping Agency have confirmed.
The 34-year-old, who was world indoor champion in 2010, tested positive for an anabolic agent at the US Olympic team trials in June.
She withdrew from the US 4x400m relay team for the Olympics before the Games after returning a positive test for testosterone/epitestosterone.
Dunn's suspension began on August 1, 2012, the date she accepted a provisional suspension.
The USADA statement said: "As a result of the sanction, Dunn has been disqualified from all competitive results achieved on and subsequent to June 22, 2012, the date the US Olympic team trials began, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes."
This is just classic---superlative in fact, because I always wonder how she just went missing from the world championship in 2011 due to stress fracture[not to say that athletes cannot be injured but for the record it was dazzling to me after being in the slumber for so long she break out in '09 and made the US team; even cracking the 50-second barrier in Berlin!]. She is not the only athlete that went missing that season or as a matter of fact for the entire 2011 season and has return in 2012 qualifying for the Olympic games this season... Well someone has to bear the humiliation and the track powerhouse will not release the natives names and who else is more deserving of the anguish with her head served on the platter than the American, hold up she is clearly disowned now *wink* the - Jamerican!!! I love this! lol
Quite a few athletes withdrew before the World Champs in Daegu. At the time, some seemed genuinely legit but most seemed rather dubious and Dunn definitely fell into the latter category (along with that Brazilian 10,000m runner who improved from 33:25 to 31:16 and then promptly failed a drug test )