Doping allegations, Ujah Olympic silver medalist from UK suspended

Britain’s CJ Ujah, who won an Olympic silver medal in the 4x100m relay in Tokyo, Thursday (12/10) was suspended for alleged anti-doping offences. This was announced by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).

If the case is proven, then 27-year-old Ujah and the England team will lose the silver medal they won after beating Italy in Japan.

The AIU said that Ujah’s body was found to have “presence/use of the banned substances ostarine and S-23, which are selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs).”

Both substances are commonly used to build muscle. In his latest Instagram post, Ujah wrote: “Stay focused… Because truth is crazier than fiction.”

Apart from Ujah, Bahrain’s 1,500 meters runner Sadik Mikhou, Georgian shot putter Benik Abramyan and Kenyan sprinter Mark Otieno Odhiambo have also been suspended after suspicious tests, the AIU added.

“AIU is now awaiting the conclusion of the International Testing Agency’s (ITA) proceedings against the athletes, which will determine whether a violation of anti-doping rules has been committed and what consequences (if any) should be imposed in relation to the Games,” said a statement.

“Any non-Olympic consequences that will be imposed on athletes under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules will be determined after the conclusion of the ITA process.” [lt/ab]

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