American sprinter Christian Coleman, world champion in the 100m race, has been suspended for two years, the International Athletics Federation’s integrity unit announced Tuesday.
The Integrity Unit, which is the doping arm of the International Athletics Federation, had suspended Coleman, the world champion in the 100m race in the last edition held in Doha in 2019, temporarily from participating in any competition or activity last June for violating anti-doping laws regarding His whereabouts and absence from surprise tests three times in a row within one year.
The penalty begins with a retroactive effect on May 14, 2020, and ends on May 13, 2022, meaning that he will miss the next Olympic Games scheduled in Tokyo in the summer of 2021, but he may participate in the World Championships scheduled in Eugene, the US, in the summer of 2022.
Coleman has 30 days to appeal the INT’s decision.
Elite athletes in all athletics competitions are subject to strict duties to determine their whereabouts (address, camps, training, competitions) with the necessity to set a timetable to determine the time and place to undergo a sudden doping test, and if an athlete fails to perform these duties three times in One year old faces a two-year ban.
Coleman controls the fastest race since the retirement of the Jamaican legend Usain Bolt in 2017, and the American won the 100 meters in the Doha World Cup 2019 in addition to the gold in the relay race 4 times 100 meters.