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Olympic champ Fraser gets six-month doping ban

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World and Olympic 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser of Jamaica was suspended for six months yesterday after failing a doping test.
Fraser will be ineligible to compete until Jan. 7, the IAAF announced. She was provisionally suspended by the the track and field governing body in June after she tested positive for the drug oxycodone at the Diamond League meet May 23 in Shanghai.
Fraser had a dental procedure shortly before flying to China for the meet. She said she took a painkiller because of a toothache.
Fraser won gold in the 100 at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, leading a Jamaican sweep. She won the 2009 world title in Berlin.