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2012 Olympic medallist Nijel Amos given 3-year doping ban

Nijel Amos of Botswana, who received the bronze medal within the 800m on the 2012 Olympics in London, has been handed a three-year ban by the Athletic Integrity Unit (AIU) after being suspended in July 2022 for a constructive drug check, in line with Contained in the Video games. Amos was discovered to have used GW1516, which reinforces efficiency by altering how the physique metabolizes fats. 

GW1516 was initially developed to deal with weight problems and diabetes, however shouldn’t be permitted for human use, because it was found to be carcinogenic. It’s banned out and in of competitors, and never eligible for Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). A USADA bulletin from 2019 says GW1516 can be generally often called cardarine or endurobol and has been present in some dietary supplements, despite the fact that it’s unlawful. 

The AIU collected the pattern from Amos throughout an out-of-competition check on June 4, 2022. Amos was notified of the consequence whereas he was making ready for the World Championships in Eugene, Ore., the place he was scheduled to compete within the heats of the 800m; he completed eighth within the 800m last at Tokyo 2020. 

Amos’s silver within the 800m from the London Olympics was Botswana’s first Olympic medal and ranks because the third-fastest 800m time ever (1:41.73) behind world report holder David Rudisha (1:40.91) and Wilson Kipketer (1:41.11), each of Kenya. 

Esther Macharia of Kenya was additionally issued a four-year ban after testing constructive for testosterone; Macharia completed fourth on the 2022 Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minn. with a time of two:27:15. She received the 2022 Customary Constitution Singapore Marathon in 2:45:09.

Samir Jouaher of Morocco, who received this 12 months’s Riyadh Marathon in 2:08:42, has additionally been provisionally suspended. 

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