Son of Olympics hero jailed over drug linkAugust 7th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Liam Oliver-Christie, son of British Olympics hero Linford Christie, has been jailed for helping two cocaine dealers sell drugs from his home, the Daily Mail reported.
Oliver-Christie, 26, was jailed for 15 months Monday.
The Isleworth Crown Court heard how he had always “lived in the shadow” of his father, an Olympics gold medalist (Barcelona 1992), whose career ended in controversy after failing a drug test.
Christie is the only British man to take gold in the Olympics, World, Commonwealth and European 100m, but in 1999 he tested positive for banned steroid nandrolone.
He denied taking performance-enhancing drugs.
The younger Christie’s friends Muyiwa Famujimi, 23, and Luc Mangoung, 22, were convicted of the same charge and were jailed for five years and two-and-a-half years respectively, the newspaper said.
–Indo-Asian news Service
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