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SportStar runner Christian Coleman wants public apology from USADA over handling of missed drug tests

05:30  12 september  2019
05:30  12 september  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Christian Coleman cleared in drug-testing case Christian Coleman was cleared in a doping whereabouts case that could have kept him out of the Olympics. © Getty Images Coleman contested an anti-doping rule violation of missing three drug tests in a span of 12 months. Normally, that violation carries at least a one-year ban, even though the athlete may never have tested positive for a banned substance. However, Coleman’s violation was withdrawn because his first missed test on June 6, 2018, was backdated to April 1, 2018.

American sprinter Christian Coleman has accused the United States Anti-Doping Agency of “going after a big fish” and demanded a “ public apology ” This would have ruled Coleman out of the 2019 World Championships and cast another dark shadow over a sport that has been plagued by doping

man Christian Coleman demands public apology from US Anti-Doping after case into ' missed Coleman was alleged to have ' missed three drug tests ' but the case has now been dropped. I missed two track meets, switched up my schedule and been running with the stress of this situation

Three weeks after star American sprinter Christian Coleman was reportedly facing a two-year ban for missing three drug tests in a year, he wants a public apology from the United States Anti-Doping Agency for publicizing false information.

Star runner Christian Coleman wants public apology from USADA over handling of missed drug tests© Provided by Oath Inc. Christian Coleman lamented the hit to his wallet and reputation when USADA's confirmed a reported he had missed three drug tests. (AP Foto)

In late August, reports surfaced that Coleman had missed three drug tests within 12 months due to “whereabout failures,” which triggers a minimum one-year ban. Athletes in the USADA testing pool are required to submit their schedules at the start of each quarter so that they can be located for random out-of-competition testing, including a one-hour block each day of the week where they “must be available and accessible” for a test.

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Christian Coleman has insisted he deserves a public apology from Usada Credit: REUTERS. Coleman , the fastest 100-metre runner in the world for each of the past three years, faced the threat of missing the upcoming World Championships and 2020 Olympics after the United States Anti-Doping

Christian Coleman , the world's fastest man for the last three years, is fighting for his reputation over an alleged series of missed drugs tests . It is understood there are high level ongoing discussions between WADA, USADA and the IAAF's Athletics Integrity Unit about the case, with Coleman 's own

USADA confirmed the violations two days after the original report surfaced. Coleman issued a public statement at that point, saying, “What has been widely reported about filing violations is simply not true.” The two parties set a hearing date for Sept. 4, with a decision expected to come the following day.

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Days before the hearing, USADA dropped the case and cleared Coleman over a clerical technicality. Coleman’s first failure to report to his given whereabouts occurred on June 6, 2018. The next two were Jan. 16 and April 26, 2019.

Per the World Anti-Doping Agency rules, the date of a filing failure is set as the first day of the quarter during which the whereabouts failure occurred, meaning Coleman’s first test was backdated to April 1, 2018. Thus, his three missed tests did not occur within 12 months, and USADA dropped the case.

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Report: Christian Coleman Possibly Facing Suspension for Missed Drug Tests . U.S. sprinter Christian Coleman is possibly facing a suspension from competition after missing Matt Lawton of the Daily Mail was the first to publicly name Coleman in a report published on Thursday morning. He also qualified for the 200 meters at the world championships with a runner -up finish to Lyles at the

Depending on the dates of Coleman 's missed tests , if confirmed, he could miss the world Rollins-McNeal was banned for a year by USADA after missing three tests in 2016 —two of them after she Coleman 's failure to notify testers of his whereabouts was greeted with scepticism by US distance

Coleman takes responsibility, laments damage to reputation

In a video released on his YouTube account Wednesday, Coleman explained his side of the situation, alleging that USADA’s lack of understanding of its own rules hurt his wallet and reputation.

“We knew the rules. We’re telling them this every single time, but they still told us, ‘We have to have a hearing. It’s three missed tests.’ We’re like, OK, cool, if we have a hearing, we know we’re going to win because we’re looking at the rules, and we’re telling them this is the case,” he said.

Coleman says that the matter cost him at least $150,000 between missing two Diamond League meets in August and paying for legal counsel. He wants USADA to publicly admit its wrongdoing, as fans were quick to jump to conclusions about him after the organization confirmed the initial report.

“The smear of my reputation, that’s something you can’t put a dollar sign on,” he said. “I felt like I was being attacked, like they were trying to go after the biggest name in the sport.”

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Christian Coleman is facing a two-year ban after allegedly missing three drug tests in a 12-month period. Coleman ’s management team did not respond to a series of questions about the case, while Usada and the IAAF, athletics’ governing body, said they could not comment.

LOS ANGELES AFP: United States sprint star Christian Coleman could face suspension after failing to make himself available for three drugs tests , multiple Under internationally recognised anti-doping rules, athletes are required to make their exact whereabouts known to drug - testers up to 90 days in

Coleman does take responsibility for failing to update his whereabouts on all three occasions (he says all three misses were for training or racing), and adds that on the third instance, he went and got himself tested “just for good measure.” He also said the doping control officer on the third test told him the miss would not count against him.

Coleman has been tested 12 times by USADA since the start of 2018 and says he gets tested 30-40 times per year in total.

The 23-year-old led the world’s 100m ranks for each of the past three seasons. Had he received a ban, he would have missed the upcoming 2019 IAAF World Championships as well as the 2020 Olympics.

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