News : Coleman 18-month sanction, which does not reach the Tokyo Games
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has announced this Friday reduction, from 24 to 18 months, of the suspension to the American sprinter Christian Coleman, but still the world-wide champion of 100 meters will not arrive at the Olympic Games of Tokyo.
Christian Coleman found guilty of anti-doping rule violations for three localization breaches in a 12-month period. The Athletics Integrity Unit imposed a period of ineligibility of 24 months, which the American appealed this decision before the CAS.
Doesn’t come to Tokyo for a few months
The 100-meter world champion will finally have to serve an 18-month suspension, starting May 14, 2020, so he will miss this summer’s Olympic event in Tokyo.
“In making its decision, the CAS panel determined that Christian Coleman had indeed committed an Anti-Doping Rules violation under Article 2.4 of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules, but found that the athlete’s degree of negligence was less than established” the agency explained in a statement.