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Britain’s Tokyo Olympic sprint team has been stripped of their medals following a doping violation

Britain has been stripped of their medals from the men’s relay at the Tokyo Olympic games following a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on a doping violation within the team.

Britain's Olympic 4x100m relay silver medallist Chijindu Ujah (Photo: Reuters)

Britain has been stripped of its Olympic silver medal in the men's 4x100m relay in Tokyo last August after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld Chijindu Ujah's anti-doping violation on Friday.


According to Reuters, Ujah has been provisionally suspended since Ostarine and S-23 -- both substances prohibited by world anti-doping organisation WADA -- were detected in his sample in Tokyo.


CAS released a statement on Friday saying it had found that Ujah has committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation and that his result from the 4x100m relay on August 6 had been disqualified.


Ujah and his relay team mates Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake finished second behind Italy.


Britain's men's 4x100m relay team at the Tokyo Olympic Games (Photo: Reuters)

Canada will now be upgraded to silver with China moving into the bronze medal position.

Ujah said he unknowingly consumed the contaminated supplement but accepted the court’s decision and apologised to his teammates.


UK Athletics added that they are maintaining communication with the athletes concerned but will not be making public comments on the case until after the World Athletics/ Athletics Integrity Unit process which will follow. (Reuters)



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