Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbari excluded from the Tokyo Olympics for doping

The Tokyo Olympics Integrity Unit announced today, Saturday, the exclusion from the Olympics of Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbari, following the outcome of a test positive anti-doping.

According to France 24, the unit said in a statement that “Okagbari showed a test positive for human growth hormone “.

“The test it was conducted on July 19 and the runner was informed of his results today, “he said.

Okagbari had won his group in the women’s 100m qualifiers on Friday with a time of 11.05 seconds.

Okagbari is the first case to be barred from the Tokyo Olympics after 10 of his fellow Nigerian athletes were barred from participating in the tournament before competitions began for the same reasons.

On Friday, the International Testing Agency announced it had conducted more than 3,100 test anti-doping at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

In a statement, the agency said 2,240 athletes from 150 countries have conducted so far test anti-doping.

The agency added that half of these test it took place within the competitions, while the other half took place outside the competitions.

According to the International Testing Agency, cycling, weightlifting, swimming, rowing and athletics were among the top 10 most tested sports during the Olympics.

In its statement, the agency added that China, the United States, Australia, Great Britain and the host country Japan are among the 10 countries whose athletes have been subjected to test, together with Russia.

The agency has dedicated an extensive program of test doping before the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and implemented nearly 80% of the nearly 25,000 recommendations made by sports federations and anti-doping agencies.

 

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