Jerome Young to challenge life ban over testing flawsJerome Young, who was stripped of the gold medal he won in the 2000 Sydney Olympics because of failing to clear a drug test, has been making efforts to overturn the life ban due to doubts over the reliability of the test for erythropoietin.

The American was suspended for life by the International Association of Athletics Federations after he tested positive for EPO, the blood-boosting drug, his second offence.

Young first tested positive for nandrolone in 1999 but was cleared by USA Track & Field, who allowed him to compete in Sydney.