Norway suspends coach for suspicious emails

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OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The Norwegian Athletics Association says it has suspended a top track coach while it investigates a series of emails he sent years ago to a Slovenian colleague about performance-enhancing drugs and their effects on athletes.

Petar Vukicevic is a native Serbian contracted by the Norwegian Athletics Association to train his daughter, 25-year-old Christina, who runs the 100-meter hurdles.

The association says the emails date from 2001-03 and that Vukicevic, while admitting the correspondence about steroid use did take place, has claimed they were manipulated.

The association says that Anti-Doping Norway, an independent enforcement agency, will carry out the investigation.