FILE - This is a Wednesday, July 31, 1996 file photo of Namibia's sprinter Frankie Fredericks races through his 200 meter heat at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. The International Olympic ... more 
FILE - This is a Wednesday, July 31, 1996 file photo of Namibia's sprinter Frankie Fredericks races through his 200 meter heat at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011 reasserted the validity of an anti-doping rule that will prevent American runner LaShawn Merritt from defending his 400-meter gold medal at the 2012 London Games. Fredericks, who chairs the IOC athletes' commission, said he personally favored even tougher measures lifetime Olympic bans for dopers. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Doug Mills, File
Wed, Jan 12, 2011 9:22 AM EST