100-Meter World Champion Suspended For Two Years

100-Meter World Champion Suspended For Two Years
100-Meter World Champion Suspended For Two Years

 

 

100-Meter World Champion Suspended For Two Years


 

World champion in the 100 meters, Christian Coleman, has been suspended for two years after missing three drug tests.

The 24-year-old American, who has been suspended since May 14, 2020, will miss the postponed Tokyo Olympics next summer.

 

 

Coleman won 100 meters of gold at the Doha World Championships in 2019.

The 60-meter indoor world record holder has 30 days to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

 




 

He was provisionally suspended in June after missing a third test in December 2019.

Coleman did not contest his first failed test on January 16, 2019, but challenged his failure to file on April 26, 2019 and his whereabouts failure on December 9.

 

 

The investigation into his anti-doping rule violations said there was no indication that the athlete ever took a prohibited substance.

In accordance with the Athletics Integrity Unit out-of-competition testing guidelines, athletes are responsible for missed events if they are not at their specified location during the one-hour period they have indicated.

If they are not on site, the tester must wait the full 60 minutes before leaving.

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