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Team GB’s silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics men’s 4x100m relay will almost certainly be stripped after the International Testing Institute (ITA) confirmed Tuesday that CJ Uja’s B sample was positive for banned substances. increase.
Uja provided the sample on August 6, ITA said, the same day he was part of the British team that won the silver medal behind Italy.
If Team GB is disqualified, Canada will win a silver medal and China will be promoted to a bronze medal.
“ITA confirmed that, at the athlete’s request, the B sample analysis was performed by the WADA Accredited Laboratory in Tokyo on August 19, 2021 and the procedure confirmed the results of the A sample,” ITA said in a statement. Said. ..
“Therefore, ITA has referred the case to the Anti-Doping Department (” CASADD “) of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. “
Uja samples have been tested positive for the banned substances enobosarm and S-23.
They are substances commonly used to build muscle.
The ITA cites the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Anti-Doping Regulations as follows: “If an athlete who violates an anti-doping rule competes as a member of a relay team, the relay team will be automatically disqualified from the event in question. All titles, awards, medals, points, prizes, entry fees, etc. , The resulting result for the relay team. “
Uja was temporarily suspended following the results of the A sample last month and issued a statement on August 14 that the test results were “shocked and devastated.”
He added: “For absolute clarity, I have never deliberately taken a banned substance, not a cheat.
“I love my sport and I know my responsibilities as an athlete and as a teammate.”
After the possibility of medal confiscation is first considered, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) will follow up and consider sanctions other than the Uja tournament.
B sample confirms positive doping for British Olympic silver medalist Ujah
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