Douglas Walker (born 28 July 1973 in Inverness), also known as Doug or Dougie Walker, is a former Scottish sprinter. He represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in 1994 and 1998. He was a relay medallist at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics and at the 1998 European Athletics Championships he claimed a 200 metres/relay gold medal double.

Educated at George Heriot's School in Edinburgh, in 1998 he became European champion in both 200 metres and 4x100 metres relay. With 31.56 seconds he is the European record holder in 300 metres, although this distance is rarely run.

He failed a drugs test in 1998 for the anabolic steroid nandrolone, but was cleared of all charges by a UK Athletics disciplinary committee in 1999.[1] IAAF later overturned that decision and he received a two-year doping ban in 2000. Despite an attempted comeback following his suspension, the ban effectively ended his elite level athletics career.[2]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Great Britain and  Scotland
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 3rd 4 × 100 m relay
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 200 metres
1st 4 × 100 m relay

References

  1. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (22 October 2011). "Athletics: Walker cleared of drug charge". The Independent. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  2. ^ 20 AUG 2000 Arbitration Panel decide that Cadogan, Walker and Christie have committed doping offences. iaaf.org