Sport Coe warns athletes to be serious about their whereabouts

09:15  30 june  2020
09:15  30 june  2020 Source:   spox.com

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No athlete should "minimise the importance of the whereabouts rule", says World Athletics president Lord Coe after Christian Coleman The whereabouts rule is to protect the athletes , it's to protect their reputations and it's to make sure that we move as hard and as fast as we can to drug-free sport.

Coe added: “The other thing to remember is it’s a slightly old fashioned concept to be simply talking about tests in numbers. That was yesterday. It’s intelligence testing, and intelligence around this is really very important, and that continues. So the message to the athletes is just be very careful.

Christian Coleman verstieß erneut gegen die Meldepflicht © firo Sportphoto / PSI Christian Coleman once again violates the obligation to report

Sebastian Coe has given all athletes more information when stating their own whereabouts after another breach by 100 m world champion Christian Coleman Seriousness prompted. "No athlete should underestimate the importance of reporting requirements for doping controls," said the president of the World Athletics Association World Athletics at BBC Sport: "This reporting obligation is designed to protect athletes, to protect their reputation and to ensure that we are as quick and efficient as possible possible to work towards a doping-free sport. "

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They are still to continue preparing their whereabouts form. Meanwhile, Coe issued a warning to athletes who might be thinking of taking advantage of the limited testing and pointed We are deadly serious about bringing athletes back into competition, but also doing it when we know that our

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The specification of the respective place of residence is "not at all complicated", Coe continues: "It is only one hour a day, it is not an esoteric essay on maritime law." Sprint world champion Coleman was nevertheless not found in three doping tests at the specified location. He was temporarily suspended in mid-June for anti-doping rule violations. Coleman threatens to miss the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

"It's not really our job to comment on an ongoing case as it falls under the jurisdiction of the Athletics Integrity Unit, but it's not good for athletics," said Coe about Coleman, who repeated on December 9, 2019 was not found for a doping control.

The sprinter had already missed three drug tests within twelve months of the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Qatar, but due to a passage in the regulations, escaped a ban and won gold. Now he missed the missed tests of January 16, 2019 and April 26, 2019, as well as the newly added case in December.

In the case of three so-called "missed tests", depending on the severity, there is a risk of being suspended for one to two years. According to the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), any combination of three reporting failures - either missing a test or not submitting documents on time - is considered a doping violation within a period of twelve months.

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