Dana Hussein: The decision to stop for scrutiny does not mean deprivation

Baghdad-ALSHARQIYA  July 22: Iraqi runner Dana Hussein denied using drugs, noting that the decision of the International Athletics Federations was regarding her temporary arrest pending scrutiny and not depriving her of participating in the Tokyo Olympics.

A statement by the International Association of Athletics Federations stated that it was decided to prevent Iraqi runner Dana Hussein from participating in the Tokyo Olympics, after it was proven that she had used doping in the Arab Championship that took place recently, during which Dana won the first place through which she broke the Arab record for the fastest Arab woman.

The statement added that the federation gave the Iraqi runner 72 hours to defend herself and prove the opposite of the allegations. Otherwise, she will be deprived from participating in the Tokyo Olympics.


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