Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Main News

USA World 100m Champion Christian Coleman Suspended For Missing Drug Tests

Christian Coleman, the reigning world champion in the 100-meter dash, was suspended Wednesday by the Athletics Integrity Unit for missing drug tests.

Christian Coleman, the reigning world champion in the 100-meter dash, was suspended Wednesday by the Athletics Integrity Unit for missing drug tests.

The AIU updated its list of athletes on provisional suspension to include Coleman, hours after the American sprinter revealed details of the case. He is temporarily banned from competition until a final decision at a hearing conducted under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules or the Integrity Code of Conduct.

Usain Bolt To Race Over 150m At Nitro Athletics Series Finale

Coleman said earlier on Twitter that drug testers were unable to find him Dec. 9 while he was at a nearby mall Christmas shopping. That was his third infraction in a 12-month period.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Athletes are required to list their whereabouts for an hour each day when they must be available to be tested. A violation means an athlete either did not fill out forms telling authorities where they could be found, or that they weren’t where they said they would be when testers arrived.

Coleman is a favorite for Olympic gold in the 100-meter dash heading into the Tokyo Games that have been postponed to next summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Olympic Champions Among Big Names Announced For Grenada Invitational

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

He said in his post he’s been appealing the latest missed test for six months with the AIU, which runs the anti-doping program for World Athletics. He explained there was no record of anyone coming to his home and that if he had been called he was only five minutes away.

It’s the second time Coleman has faced a potential ban for a whereabouts violation.

Coleman won the 100 meters at the world championships in Doha, Qatar, last September after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped his case for missed tests because of a technicality.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“I have never and will never use performance enhancing supplements or drugs,” Coleman wrote Tuesday. “I am willing to take a drug test EVERY single day for the rest of my career for all I care to prove my innocence.”

_AP

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

Written/compiled/published by one of the World-Track and Field website staff members or editors from press releases or public submissions.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

EDITOR'S PICKS

Main News

American world champion in the pole vault Sam Kendricks tested positive for COVID 19 and will miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Team USA...

Main News

As well get ready for the start of track and field at Tokyo 2020, the question on everyone's lips is, who will take over...

Press Releases

The World Athletics Championships Oregon22 tickets will be released to public on Thursday, July 15, according to the event organizers.

Main News

Watch live streaming and follow all the results and updates from the Ready Steady Tokyo - 2021 World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting on...