Scott Boothby banned for eight yearsAmerican hammer thrower, Scott Boothby, has been handed over a suspension of eight years from the US Anti-Doping Agency, after testing positive for steroids and a masking agent.

The 33-year-old veteran had stopped competing but remained in the random drug-testing program since he had not filed proper retirement paperwork.

USADA ruled that a reduction in the usual lifetime ban was proper for the second offence.