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Coe and IAAF behaviour 'inhumane': Gatlin's agent

Athletics chief Sebastian Coe and the IAAF's treatment of controversial 100 metres world ch ampion Justin Gatlin is 'inhumane' and 'unsportsmanlike', the athlete's agent told the BBC in a blistering attack. British athletics legend Coe -- a two-time 1500m Olympic champion -- had told the BBC on Sunday two-time drugs cheat Gatlin's victory in the sport's most high profile event in London, which was watched by over eight million viewers in Britain, was not the 'perfect script'. Gatlin, 35, had been loudly booed throughout the 100m rounds and the verbal abuse was ratcheted up a few notches when he won the final, denying Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt a 12th world title in his last individual final. The 60,000 plus spectators jeered Gatlin whilst chanting bronze medal winner Bolt's name as if he were the champion. Coe -- who had said prior to being elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) he felt 'queasy' about dopers returning and winning titles -- remarked he wasn't very excited about the prospect of placing the gold medal around Gatlin's neck.
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