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US Sprinters' Doping Cases to be Heard Next Summer

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set new hearing dates for the doping cases of American sprinters Tim Montgomery and Chryste Gaines.

Matthieu Reeb, the secretary-general of sport's highest court, said Tuesday Montgomery's hearing will start June 6 in San Francisco and Gaines' case will begin July 10 in New York. The hearings, which are expected to last 3-4 days, were recently postponed by the court at the request of all parties.

Both Montgomery, the world record holder in the men's 100 meters, and Gaines are accused of doping violations by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and could be banned from competition. Rulings by the court are not subject to appeal.

Montgomery and Gaines were accused by the USADA in connection with the Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative case. U.S. federal officials allege the cooperative distributed steroids to a number of top athletes in track and field and other sports.

Some information provided by AP and AFP.