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Triathlon champ suspended for missing tests

Updated: October 13, 2006, 10:13 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- World triathlon champion Tim Don of Britain was suspended for three months Friday for missing three out-of-competition drug tests in 18 months, a violation that bars him from the Olympics.

Don attributed the missed tests to "forgetfulness and lack of understanding" of the online system used by British athletes to list their whereabouts for drug testing. British Triathlon, which imposed the suspension, said Don was not suspected of doping or trying to avoid testing.

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