2016 Olympics: AFN trys to get clarification on disqualified 4x400m team



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The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), has said they are waiting for more details from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency, over the disqualification of Nigeria’s 4x400m relay quartet from next month’s Olympics.

The IAAF took the decision, after Tosin Adeloye tested positive to a drugs test at the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Super Grand Prix/Warri Relays in Warri, Delta State in July 2015.
Adeloye was part of the quartet, that finished in fourth place at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing last year August, where she ran the third leg.

The other members of the relay team were Regina George, Funke Oladoye and Patience Okon-George.

Adeloye’s positive drugs test and sebsequent ban for eight years, means that all the results she achieved from the time of the test – individually and jointly – will be cancelled.

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The IAAF has already removed the times the Nigerian team ran in Beijing, from the 2015 top list on its website.
“At the moment our team stands suspended. But we are waiting for further clarifications from the world anti doping agency WADA and the IOC to know the true position of the team,” a member of the AFN said.


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