Olympic champion Rollins banned for missing drug tests

Olympic champion Rollins banned for missing drug tests

Olympic champion Rollins banned for missing drug tests

Rollins missed three tests, on April 27, September 13, and September 27 which resulted in an anti-doping violation. As a result, Rollins' competitive results obtained on and subsequent to 27 September 2016, the date of her third whereabouts failure, have been disqualified and any medals, points, and prizes are forfeited.

Still, she will miss the 2017 outdoor season, including a chance to compete at world championships later this year. Find us on Facebook too!

Rollins missed another test as a result of her attendance at a parade in her home town in Florida to celebrate "Brianna Rollins Day".

One of those came on September 27, when the 25-year-old travelled to Washington D.C.to meet then-US president Obama at the White House.

The arbitrators admitted it was a hard case for them as they wrote, "This is a hard case because it involves the imposition of a serious penalty on a brilliant athlete who is not charged or suspected of using banned substances of any kind". I have always been a supporter of Usada and their fight to keep our sport clean, and I will continue to do my part to prove that success can be achieved without shortcuts.

Rollins underwent eight out-of-competition tests past year and "at least" 16 tests overall, according to her attorneys, and never tested positive.

Her ban began on December 19 past year, the date she was notified of a potential rule violation.

The USADA agreed that Rollins is not suspected of doping, and the panel wrote that "she shows no evidence of avoiding testing, masking drug use, or using drugs". This is a very unpleasant experience, but I am able to see where errors were made. However under the World Anti-Doping Agency code, three failures results in a violation. "I will accept the sanction and prepare myself for my return in 2018".

Rollins, who also won the world title in 2013, was unavailable for tests on April 27, September 13 and September 27 past year.

A year later Ohuruogu added the Olympic title.

In another well-publicized whereabouts case, a British Cycling staff member was assigned to help star rider Lizzie Armitstead with her online filings after Armitstead logged two missed tests.

He claimed he missed one of the tests when he failed to hear the doorbell being rung seven times in the space of an hour at his house in London.

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