October 28, 2021

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Doping was the first case at the Tokyo Games

Doping was the first case at the Tokyo Games

Nigeria is the first athlete to be arrested for doping during the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Earlier this week, there were 20 athletes, including 10 Nigerians The Tokyo Olympics were rejected because they failed to meet non-competitive doping control standards.

All of these competitors are part of the countries classified in Category A. High risk By the Athletics Integrity Unit. Therefore they have to undergo three tests in the 10 months before a major championship. Nigeria is already the most affected country with 10 failures in 23 athletics qualifiers.

The sports system in Nigeria is completely flawed and we, the athletes, are still victims of collateral., Ogogbare lamented on Twitter.

Blessing Okapare is the 11th representative of her country to be expelled from athletics competitions in Tokyo.

Vice-Olympic champion in the long jump in 2008, she was tested from the competition on July 19. The 32-year-old finished first in the 100m qualifying heat with a time of 11.05 seconds. The time he was allowed to reach the semi-finals, Saturday played like the final.

When asked by AFP, Athletics’ anti-doping gender declined to say whether the test was conducted in Japan or another country. Technically, the sample is being taken by the IAU, which cannot be taken at the Olympic site, the responsibility of the ITA (International Control Agency).

Blessing O’Connor is competing in his fourth Olympics. She had her seventh performance of the season in the 100m (10.89). She is the African record holder in the 200m (22.04 in 2018).

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