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“I have never taken cocaine, I have not broken any rules, I am not under investigation, and I am not facing any ban,” he said.
“I will be flying to Tokyo this week as planned and will be competing at the Olympic Games as also planned. It is regrettable that the Times considered it acceptable to publish such a damaging article on the basis of unnamed ‘sources’ and without considering the potential impact on me, my reputation or my preparations for the Olympic Games.
See you in Tokyo. pic.twitter.com/U2Mm6XF4Xk— Oliver Dustin (@Oliver_Dustin_) July 15, 2021
Stories in The Times and The Sun Wednesday allege that he had tested positive for cocaine.
The 20-year-old’s position with the British team appeared to be under threat following the publication of the story, which made the media rounds.
Dustin made the team with a new U23 British record of 1.43.82 at the Olympic Trials in Manchester, breaking Sebastian Coe’s record.
Apparently, the Times has been informed that Dustin is considering following through with legal action.
The Olympic begin July 23 and the athletics portion of the Games on July 30.