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CJ Ujah: British sprinter’s B-sample tests positive with case referred to CAS | Olympics News


British sprinter CJ Ujah, the 4x100m relay silver medallist, was provisionally suspended last month for allegedly breaching anti-doping rules at the Tokyo Games when Ostarine and S-23 – both substances prohibited by world anti-doping organisation WADA – were detected in his sample

Last Updated: 14/09/21 4:46pm

CJ Ujah and his relay team-mates Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake are at risk of losing their Olympic medals

CJ Ujah and his relay team-mates Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake are at risk of losing their Olympic medals

British sprinter CJ Ujah’s B-sample has tested positive and his case will be referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The Tokyo 2020 4x100m relay silver medallist was provisionally suspended last month for allegedly breaching anti-doping rules at the Tokyo Games when Ostarine and S-23 – both substances prohibited by world anti-doping organisation WADA – were detected in his sample.

Ujah and his relay team-mates Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake are at risk of losing their Olympic medals.

If the ban is upheld, Canada would be upgraded to silver and China would receive bronze.

“The CAS Anti-Doping Division will consider the matter of the finding of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) and the disqualification of the men’s 4×100 relay results of the Great Britain team,” the International Testing Agency said in a statement.

(Left to right) Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Eichard Kilty, CJ Ujah and Zharnel Hughes celebrate their silver medal

(Left to right) Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Eichard Kilty, CJ Ujah and Zharnel Hughes celebrate their silver medal

“In this regard, pursuant to the IOC ADR and the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules: ‘where the athlete who has committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation competed as a member of a relay team, the relay team shall be automatically disqualified from the event in question’.

“The case will then be referred to the Athletics Integrity Unit (World Athletics) to follow up on sanctions beyond the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.”

The British Olympic Association’s chairman Hugh Robertson has said it would be “tragic” if other members of the relay team were stripped of their silver medals over Ujah’s anti-doping rule violation.

Ujah said in a statement to the PA news agency last month: “It’s taken me a few days to process the information I received on Thursday shortly before it was made public.

“I am completely shocked and devastated by this news.

“To be absolutely clear, I am not a cheat and I have never and would never knowingly take a banned substance.

“I love my sport and I know my responsibilities both as an athlete and as a team-mate.

“I am respecting the formal processes and will not be making any further comment until it is appropriate to do so.”





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