Abeyie ran for Britain at the European Championships and World Indoor Championships before representing Ghana

Sprinter Tim Abeyie, who competed for Great Britain before switching allegiance to Ghana, has been handed a four-year doping ban, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has announced.

The sanction is included in the latest list of positive cases in athletics released by the world governing body.

According to the document, Abeyie tested positive from an in-competition test in Kaiserslautern in Germany on July 4, 2015.

In November, saarbruecker-zeitung.de reported the positive test for steroids, quoting Abeyie as saying: “The truth is that I can not explain how this could happen.”

Abeyie competed for Britain at the European Championships and World Indoor Championships and in 2006 won a 60m-200m double at the AAA Indoors.

The Woodford Green with Essex Ladies athlete ran his 100m PB of 10.22 in 2006, while his 200m PB of 20.57 was clocked in 2008. AW reported his switch in allegiance to Ghana in 2011.

The IAAF’s latest list of positive cases in athletics can be viewed here.