Olympic relay silver medalist B sample is positive


The International Testing Agency (ITA) announced on Tuesday that the British Olympic athlete Chijindu Ujah Sample B tested positive for two illegal substances. Ujah was a member of the UK men’s 4x100m relay team that won silver at the Tokyo Olympics, and if his ban continues, his entire team will forfeit their medals and the Canadian team will be promoted to money.

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Ujah was provisionally suspended shortly after the Games when his sample contained Ostarine and S-23, both banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Now that his B sample has also tested positive, the case is brought before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). If CAS decides that Ujah has violated anti-doping laws, he and his teammates, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, will have to give up their medals.

If that were to happen (and it seems likely), the Canadian team of Aaron Brown, Jérôme Blake, Brendon Rodney and André De Grasse, who finished third in Tokyo, will be outclassed in the silver medal position.



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