British sprinter CJ Ujah’s doping case will be brought before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Case) after his B sample collected at the Tokyo Olympics confirmed the discovery of two banned substances.
Ujah was part of Team GB’s men’s 4x100m relay team alongside Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake – none of whom were charged with wrongdoing – which won silver at the stadium Olympic last month after being gold medalist by Italy in a dramatic finish on the line.
Their medals are now at risk if Ujah’s temporary ban is upheld.
In a statement on Tuesday, the International Testing Agency (ITA), which performed the Ujah test, confirmed that it had requested analysis of the B sample and that the procedure corroborated the findings of the sample. A, who discovered two substances known as Sarms (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators): S23, which helps build muscle, and Ostarine, an anabolic agent.
The ITA has now referred the matter to Cas. If Ujah is discovered by Cas to have violated the anti-doping rules of the International Olympic Committee, the quartet will be forfeited of its medals and the matter will then be referred to the Athletics Integrity Unit to decide on an additional sanction. which would probably be a multiple sanction. one-year ban from sport for the 27-year-old.
Ujah initially remained silent but broke his silence last month saying, “It took me a few days to process the information I received shortly before it was released to the public. I am completely shocked and devastated by this news.
“To be absolutely clear, I am not a cheater and I have never taken and will never knowingly take a prohibited substance. I love my sport and I know my responsibilities both as an athlete and as a teammate. I respect formal processes and will not make any further comments until it is appropriate to do so. “