Swiss Sprinter Alex Wilson Suspended for Doping

Posted by: Watch Athletics

Swiss Sprinter Alex Wilson who ran a sensational European 100m record of 9.84 and a huge 200m PB of 19.89 last week in Georgia, United States has been suspended from athletics for doping.

The Athletics Integrity Unit (IAU) suspended the athlete on Thursday, July 28 after his samples that were collected on 15 March 2021 tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid – trenbolone.

“The athlete alleged that the presence of the prohibited substance was caused due to the consumption of contaminated beef he ate in a Jamaican restaurant in the USA, and challenged the suspension at the Disciplinary Chamber of Swiss Olympic which rendered a final decision on 02 July and lifted the provisional suspension on the athlete," the AIU said.

"The AIU, on behalf of World Athletics, and WADA both filed an application against the Disciplinary Chamber’s decision with the CAS Ad Hoc Division in Tokyo requesting that the provisional suspension be reinstated. The case will now be remitted to the Disciplinary Chamber for a hearing on the merits in due course. "

You can read the full AIU statement here.

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