Appeals Court Rejects Gatlin's Appeal

June 26, 2008 3:08:31 PM PDT
A federal court has denied sprinter Justin Gatlin's appeal to run in the U.S. Olympic track trials this weekend. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that Gatlin has not shown he meets the "applicable standard for such an injunction."

Gatlin has been banned from track through 2010 for doping violations and sought to run in trials starting Saturday. He said he had been discriminated against under the Americans with Disabilities Act because his first doping violation was for taking prescribed medication to treat attention deficit disorder.