Doping at the Olympics: British relay threatens to lose medals

Doping at the Olympics: British relay threatens to lose medals

The British sprint relay is in danger of losing an Olympic silver medal to Tokyo due to a doping scandal. The International Testing Authority (ITA) on Tuesday announced that the B-sample of Chijindu Ujah has also given a positive result. The 27-year-old was suspended after a success with the 4 × 100 m relay at the Summer Games due to an offence.

According to the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of the world federation of athletics athletics, “the presence/use of the banned substances ostarine and S-23” were found in UJAH, “which are selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs)”. Substances are often used to build muscle. This discovery has now been confirmed by ITA.

If the silver medal is withdrawn: German relay in fifth place

The CAS International Court of Sport now has to decide on the disqualification of the British relay team and the withdrawal of the silver medal. Canada and China will move up to silver and bronze respectively. The German relay would then be rated fifth instead of six. Italy won the gold
The AIU, in turn, will decide to ban UJAH beyond the Tokyo Games. (sid / was)

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