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Sport GB relay stars to lose medals after drug test

07:50  15 september  2021
07:50  15 september  2021 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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BREAKING: Team GB is set to lose one of its Tokyo 2020 medals . Ujah was suspended last month after his A sample tested positive for two banned substances. The case has been referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport Anti-Doping Division (CAS ADD), and while there has been no confirmation as yet that Britain will lose one of its medals from the summer Games in China, it is expected that all four sprinters will lose their silver medals , with Canada being upgraded to silver and China being.

Great Britain look set to be stripped of the silver medal in the men's 4x100m relay, after CJ Ujah's B sample tested positive for banned substances.

Chijindu Ujah, Richard Kilty in uniform: CJ Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Great Britain with their silver medals. © Getty CJ Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Great Britain with their silver medals.

The International Testing Agency announced that the sample, given on the day of the race back in August, confirmed the result of his A sample.

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Team GB won a silver medal in the 4x100m relay at the Tokyo Olympics (Picture: Getty). British sprinter CJ Ujah’s B sample from the Tokyo Olympics has tested positive for banned substances, the International Testing Agency (ITA) has announced. The court division will consider the finding of an anti-doping rule violation and the disqualification of the British relay team, the ITA said. Ujah was provisionally suspended following the result of the A sample last month and released a statement on August 14 saying he was ‘shocked and devastated’ by the outcome of the test .

It now seems increasingly likely the Team GB men’s 4x100m team will be stripped of their silver medal . Separately UK Sport has admitted to having “concerns” about the crisis in British athletics, which led to several Team GB stars asking Sebastian Coe to save the sport in this country when they met him last week Under World Anti-Doping Agency rules if an athlete of a relay team is found to have committed an anti‑doping rule violation, that team are automatically disqualified from the event in question, with all resulting consequences for the relay team, including the forfeiture of all titles, awards, medals , points

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The case has now been referred to the Court of Arbitration's Anti-Doping Division, which will consider the findings of an anti-doping rule violation and the disqualification of the British relay team, the ITA said.

"The relay team shall be automatically disqualified from the event in question, with all resulting consequences for the relay team, including the forfeiture of all titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money," they said in a statement.

The decision to expel the UK team would move Canada up to silver and China on to the podium.

The race was shockingly won by the Italian team, in a time of 37.50 - with solo 100m champion Lamont Jacobs grabbing his second gold medal of the Games.

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