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Ruling bars Edwards from Athens for good

Updated: August 17, 2004, 10:19 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- U.S. sprinter Torri Edwards was knocked out of the Olympics for good Tuesday when an arbitration panel upheld her two-year drug suspension, saying she should have known tablets provided by her doctor contained a banned substance.

Edwards had been considered a medal contender in the 100 and 200 meters at the Athens Games. She inherited the world championship in the 100 when Kelli White forfeited that crown because of drug use.

At the U.S. Olympic trials, Edwards finished ...

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