Arab runner banned for two years for doping

Bahrain-ALSHARQIYA June 30: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced, on Wednesday, the ban of Bahraini runner Salwa Eid Nasser, the world champion in the 400m race, for two years for violating anti-doping rules, so she will miss the Tokyo Olympics.

(CAS) annulled a decision to acquit the Bahraini, which was taken last October by the Disciplinary Court of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

The International Association of Athletics Federations submitted an appeal to CAS against the acquittal of the Bahraini runner.

The International Federation called on CAS to "replace the acquittal with a new decision confirming that Eid Nasser violated the laws and imposing a ban on her over a period of two years."

Nasser, 22, was provisionally arrested last June, accusing her of not respecting doping laws in relation to her whereabouts.

Elite athletes in athletics are subject to strict obligations to determine their whereabouts (address, camps, training, competitions), with the need to set a timetable to determine the time and place in order to undergo a sudden test for doping.

If an athlete fails to perform these duties three times in the span of one year, he faces a two-year suspension.

The Integrity Unit considered that the Nigerian-born runner had failed to meet the presence criteria four times, including three times between March 2019 and last January.

Eid Nasser shocked the world when she set the second fastest time in history in the 400m race with a time of 48.14 seconds.


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