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Venezuelan champion fails doping test

Updated: November 9, 2011, 10:08 PM ET
Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan long jumper Victor Castillo tested positive for a banned stimulant and will be forced to give up his Pan American Games gold medal, sports officials said Wednesday.

The Venezuelan Athletics Federation announced that Castillo's doping test showed traces of methylhexaneamine, which is found in some energy drinks and dietary supplements.

The International Association of Athletics Federations informed Venezuelan authorities of the test results following ...

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