LaShawn Merritt eligible for Games
ATLANTA -- LaShawn Merritt was pessimistic about his chances of coming back to defend his Olympic title in London. The 400-meter champion figured it would be difficult to overturn a doping rule that banned him from the next Summer Games.
When his agent called Thursday morning, he expected the worst.
"I knew the ruling was coming out soon," Merritt said. "I didn't want to pick up."
But the Court of Arbitration for Sport threw out the IOC rule that bars ...
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