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Morgan Hamm warned

July 6, 2008

Morgan Hamm

From the Associated Press:

Gymnast Morgan Hamm, who was selected for his third U.S. Olympic team last month, received a warning Thursday for getting a prescribed anti-inflammatory shot without the proper clearance from anti-doping authorities.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Hamm tested positive May 24 at the U.S. gymnastics championships for a glucocorticosteroid, a cortisone-like drug that is only allowed during competitions with an exemption. Hamm, the brother of defending Olympic all-around champion Paul Hamm, said he received the shot May 2 for pain and inflammation in his left ankle, which he initially injured last August.

“It was an innocent mistake,” Morgan Hamm said. “You always need to get the forms, that’s the most important thing, and that’s my failure.”