18 February 2022
The CAS ADD has issued its decision today confirming the ADRV and disqualifying all the results of the athlete at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, including Great Britain’s silver medal in the 4x100m sprint.
This decision follows the reporting that a sample collected by the ITA from Chijindu Ujah had returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for SARMS enobosarm (ostarine) and SARMS s-23 (s1.2 “other anabolic agents” – “selective androgen receptor modulators”), prohibited substances as per the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
The sample had been collected by the ITA under the testing authority of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during an in-competition anti-doping control on 6 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, following the final of the men’s 4x100m relay final of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The result was reported by the WADA-accredited laboratory of Tokyo on 8 August 2021.
The CAS ADD found that the athlete had committed an ADRV and sanctioned him with the disqualification of his results in the 4x100m spring relay final on 6 August 2021, and his results in the 100m sprint. In addition, the results of the Great Britain men’s sprint relay team in the 4 x 100m sprint relay were also disqualified.
In this regard, pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules for Tokyo 2020 (IOC ADR) and the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules the following applies: “where the athlete who has committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation competed as a member of a relay team, 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”.
The medals will be reallocated according to the IOC Medal Reallocation Process.
Considering that the matter is settled under the IOC ADR, the case is now referred to the Athletics Integrity Unit (World Athletics) to follow up on sanctions beyond the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Given that the procedure is underway, there will be no further comments during the ongoing proceeding.