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Rusedski in the clear.

GREG RUSEDSKI has been cleared of drug taking by the ATP following his hearing in Montreal.

The British No.2 revealed in January he had tested positive for nandrolone in July last year. He protested his innocence in a 1400-word statement which outlined his defence and promised to clear his name from involvement in what he labelled "one of the biggest scandals in world sport".

Rusedski insisted he had not knowingly taken any performance-enhancing drugs, suggesting that his positive test may have been related to supplements distributed to the players by the ATP themselves.

His case detailed claims that over 40 of his fellow professionals had given elevated readings of nandrolone, an anabolic steroid. And Rusedski claimed his test had the same 'analytical fingerprint' as the other tests.

Announcing today that the judgement was "unequivocal", Rusedski added: "It is an enormous relief for me and my family. I would like to thank everyone for their support and I look forward to resuming my career."
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 10, 2004
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