News : The sanction for doping is annulled by verifying that it was contaminated meat


News :

The sanction for doping is annulled by verifying that it was contaminated meat


Jarrion Lawson, in a 2018 / AFP archive image

Curious what has happened with the American jumper and world runner-up Jarrion Lawson. Just nine months ago, in May, he was penalized for testing positive for the Trenbolone steroid. Four years without being able to compete for one of the champions of American athletics, who with just 25 years added a fourth place in the last Rio Games and that was (may be, in fact) a firm medal option for the North American country. It was a scandal that caused quite a stir and that fell like lightning over a country where sport is something sacred.

A control of 2018

Well, as we said, six months later Lawson has won a battle that seemed lost. The Court of Sport Arbitration (TAS) annulled the suspension that weighed on the American jumper after proving that his positive was due to the eve of the test ate contaminated meat in a restaurant. The TAS annuls the decision of the World Athletics Disciplinary Court, the international athletic federation, and excuse the American athlete.

Lawson tested positive for Epitrenbolone, a steroid banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (AMA), in an out-of-competition doping control in 2018. But the TAS has ruled that the substance was in the meat it ingested. He has continued training so far at the University of Tennessee.

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