Olympic relay silver medallist’s B-sample tests positive
If British 4x100m relay runner Chijindu Ujah is charged with a doping violation, his entire team will be stripped of their medals and team Canada will be upgraded to silver
The International Testing Agency (ITA) announced Tuesday that British Olympian Chijindu Ujah’s B-sample tested positive for two illegal substances. Ujah was a member of the U.K. men’s 4x100m relay team that won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, and if his ban is upheld, his entire team will be stripped of their medals and the Canadian team will be upgraded to silver.
British Olympic silver medallist Chijindu Ujah’s B-sample tests positive, case referred to CAS https://t.co/XquKKCanV5
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) September 14, 2021
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Ujah was provisionally suspended shortly after the Games when his sample was found to contain Ostarine and S-23, both of which are prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Now that his B-sample has tested positive as well, the case is being brought to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). If the CAS decides Ujah was in breach of anti-doping laws, he and his teammates, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, will have to forfeit their medals.
Should this happen (and it appears likely), the Canadian squad of Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake, Brendon Rodney and Andre De Grasse , who finished third in Tokyo, will be upgraded into the silver medal position.