IOC rules bar 400-champ Merritt from London Games

The IOC says Lashawn Merritt is ineligible to defend his Olympic 400-meter title at the 2012 London Games, even though his doping ban ends a year earlier.

Olympic champion Merritt suspended for 21 months

US Olympic 400 metres champion LaShawn Merritt has been suspended through July 2011 after testing positive for a banned substance found in a male enhancement product, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said Monday.

Olympic champion Merritt fails doping tests

Olympic and world 400 metres champion LaShawn Merritt has failed three doping tests for a banned substance and accepted a provisional suspension, his lawyer said.

US picks up 3 more golds on final day of worlds

LaShawn Merritt raised the metallic blue baton high in the air as he crossed the finish line. Sanya Richards went with a simple flicking motion.

Merritt and Wariner to battle for 400 metres gold

American 400 metres runners LaShawn Merritt and Jeremy Wariner will clash in a golden showdown at the world athletics championships on Friday.

Merritt and Wariner on course for 400m showdown

Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt and world champion Jeremy Wariner stayed on course for an all-American world 400 metres showdown as they cruised through the opening round on a windy day.