Two British shotputters banned for two years

LONDON, (Reuters) – British shot putters Jamie  Stevenson and Kieren Kelly have been banned for two years for  refusing to undergo an out-of-competition test, UK Athletics  said on Monday.

The pair were charged by UK Anti-Doping after their refusal  to submit to testing on Jan. 9 this year.

“The athletes admitted the charge and accepted the  consequences,” said a UK Athletics statement.

Kelly, 24, and Stevenson, 20, were third and fifth in the  British rankings last season. The ban ends on Feb. 7,

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