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Sharp issues doping warning after delayed Euro gold

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Britain's Lynsey Sharp said Wednesday that drug-taking in athletics remained a "huge problem" after being awarded a belated European Championship gold medal as a result of a rival's doping offences. 

Britain's Lynsey Sharp competes in the women's 800m heats for the London 2012 Olympics on August 8, 2012. Sharp said that drug-taking in athletics remained a "huge problem" after being awarded a belated European Championship gold medal as a result of a rival's doping offences.

The 22-year-old Scottish middle-distance runner finished second in the 800 metres in Helsinki last year but is due to be promoted to gold medal after Russia's Yelena Arzhakova was banned for two years.

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