British sprinter Chijindu Ujah provisionally suspended for doping violation

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British sprinter Chijindu Ujah provisionally suspended for doping violation

British sprinter CJ Ujah, who won an Olympic silver medal in the 4x100m relay in Tokyo, has been provisionally suspended for an alleged anti-doping breach, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced.

 

If the case is proven, then 27-year-old Ujah and the British team will be stripped of the silver they won behind Italy in Japan.

 

The AIU said a test showed the “presence/use of a prohibited substance (Ostarine and S-23).”

 

A statement from the Athletics Integrity Unit read: “In accordance with the IOC Anti-Doping Rules and the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has commenced disciplinary proceedings to determine any consequences beyond the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to be imposed upon four (4) track and field athletes who are asserted to have committed antidoping rules violations following testing conducting by the International Testing Agency (ITA) during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

 

“The AIU worked closely with the ITA during the Games…



Source: Linda Ikeji