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2019 400m world champion Salwa Eid Nasser of Bahrain will miss this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo, Japan as she was banned for two years after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed today partially the decision rendered by World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal on October 14, 2020.
The ban takes effect today.
However, his results from the 2019 World Championships in Doha will remain.
“Ms. Salwa Eid Naser is sanctioned with a period of suspension of two years, from the date of notification of this sentence, with credit for the period of provisional suspension already served between June 4, 2020 and October 14, 2020”, said CAS.
“All competitive results obtained by Ms. Salwa Eid Naser from November 25, 2019 until the date of notification of this award will be disqualified, with all resulting consequences, including forfeiture of any medals, titles, ranking points and price and appearance. of money. “
It will also have to pay 5,000 Swiss francs to World Athletics and the World Anti-Doping Agency as a contribution to their costs related to this arbitration procedure.
Following the ruling, attorneys representing athlete Dr Emir Crowne, Mr Matthew Gayle and Ms Kristie Irving have expressed concern over part of the CAS ruling that may have serious implications for athletes. “The majority of the panel said it was acceptable for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to requalify charges in the middle of an appeal. Thus, the majority of the panel said that WADA can requalify a missed test as a file failure if they wish. With all due respect to the majority of the panel, this cannot be fair. It cannot be a fair principle in any legal system, “Dr Crowne told Sportsmax .TV this morning.
The Nigeria-born 400m runner was charged with four alleged whereabouts failures by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) in June 2020. These include ranking failures on March 16, 2019 and three failed tests on March 12 and April 12 as well as January 24. , 2020.
However, the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal ruled that the alleged violation in April 2019 should not stand, meaning Naser did not miss three tests.
Naser won the world title in 48.14, the third fastest time in history, beating Shanuae-Miller Uibo who set a personal best of 48.37 and Shericka Jackson who also clocked a personal best of 49, 47 for third place.