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Olympic champion Rollins banned for missed tests - including to meet Obama

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Brianna Rollins posted this picture on Instagram after she met US president Barack Obama in September

American Olympic champion Brianna Rollins has been banned for a year for missing three drugs tests in 2016 - one of which came while she was meeting former United States president Barack Obama at the White House.

Another saw Rollins, 25, miss a test to attend 'Brianna Rollins Day' in September in her hometown in Florida.

Rollins, who won 100m hurdles gold in Rio, is banned until 18 December.

She will therefore miss the World Championships in London in August.

"This is one of the most difficult times in my career, especially after having such a great 2016 season," Rollins said in a statement on Instagram.