The Australian sprinter Nathan Allen has been banned for two years for attempted use and possession of testosterone.
The International Association of Athletics Federations announced the two-year ban with a statement on its website.
Allen was arrested at the media launch of the 2008 Stawell Gift race in Melbourne last March for allegedly importing steroids.
The IAAF says the non-analytical doping violation was discovered due to co-operation between the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority and the Customs Service and Victorian Police.
Allen is banned until March 2010.