GB stripped of relay silver me...


GB stripped of relay silver medal over CJ Ujah doping


03:50 18 Feb 2022

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Great Britain has been stripped of its silver medal in the men's 4x100m relay at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after sprinter CJ Ujah tested positive for a banned substance.

Shortly after the games, Ujah was provisionally suspended for an alleged doping violation after his sample showed the presence of a prohibited substance S-23 and Enobosarm.

Then in September of last year it was announced that his 'B' sample also tested positive, confirming the initial test and today the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled the team as a whole is to lose their medals.

Ujah did not challenge the anti-doping rule violation, but argued he had "not knowingly or intentionally doped, suggesting that the source of the prohibited substances could have been the ingestion of a contaminated supplement”.

Ujah's statement in full on Friday said:

"I sincerely regret that this has inadvertently led to the forfeiture of the men’s 4x100m relay teams Olympic silver medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games. I would like to apologise to my team-mates, their families and support teams for the impact which this has had on them.

"I’m sorry that this situation has cost my team-mates the medals they worked so hard and so long for, and which they richly deserved. That is something I will regret for the rest of my life.

"I would also like to apologise to both British Athletics and Team GB. British Athletics has supported the relay athletes for years and this has been difficult for everyone involved in the programme.

"Representing my country at a second Olympic Games surpassed my childhood sporting ambitions and I will forever be devastated that this situation has marred the success achieved by the men’s 4x100m relay team in Tokyo.

"Now that the IOC proceedings have concluded before CAS, my focus is on the forthcoming proceedings for World Athletics and I will therefore not be making any further comment until those separate proceedings have concluded."

Canada, who came third in Tokyo, will now receive silver medals while China, who initially finished fourth are bumped up to third.

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