OLYMPIC gold medallist Allan Wells has again hit back at claims accusing him of being a drugs cheat, describing them as a "shocking slur".

The Edinburgh sprinter, who won the Olympic 100m race in Moscow in 1980, strenuously denies reports he was given anabolic steroids by Great Britain team doctor Jimmy Ledingham.

His latest denials follow a strong rebuttal last month to the claims, which he said then were 'false and malicious.'

The allegations against him are said to include the testimony of three men who knew him well and secretly recorded exchanges between him and the Edinburgh GP who was the men's team doctor from 1979 to 1987.

One of those men was Drew McMaster, another gold medal winner, who secretly recorded conversations with Dr Ledingham, in which he apparently admitted supplying Wells with steroids.

In one of the excerpts, the doctor is asked if Wells gets his "stuff" from him.

He replies: "He [Wells] was taking stuff from all over the place, not just from me … Everybody knew Wells took drugs."

Dr Ledingham, who died in 1998, previously said he would never speak on the record about Wells.

McMaster, who admitted taking steroids in 1995 after years of denials, told the BBC that athletes were coming from all over the UK to Dr Ledingham's surgery and said Wells was also a regular visitor.

A lawyer acting for Mr Wells said: "It is denied that any drugs were provided by Dr Jimmy Ledingham. It is not true our client had used any banned performance drugs…at any…time in his athletics career."