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Tokyo 2020: Swiss Sprinter, Wilson Sent Out Of Olympic Over Drugs

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Swiss sprinter, Alex Wilson, has been suspended from the 2020 Olympic Games.

Naija News understands that the 30-year-old sprinter who is of Jamaican origin was sent out of the Tokyo hosted games after failing a drugs test.

Reports revealed that the sportsman who is registered to compete in the men’s 100m and 200m events, was provisionally suspended by Anti-Doping Switzerland in April after testing positive for the banned steroid trenbolone in an out-of-competition test in March.

However, after appealing the suspension on the grounds of unknowingly ingesting the substance after eating contaminated meat in the United States, his ban was lifted by the disciplinary chamber of Swiss Olympic, the umbrella organisation for Swiss sport and the National Olympic Committee, at the start of July.

Naija News understands that Global governing body World Athletics had appealed Swiss Olympic’s decision to lift the provisional suspension to the CAS, which set aside the decision and re-imposed the ban.

“The Panel concluded that the provisional suspension imposed on the Athlete on 28 April 2021 should not have been lifted by the Disciplinary Chamber of Swiss Olympic,” Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in a statement released on Wednesday, July 28;

The statement added: “It follows that the decision of the disciplinary chamber of Swiss Olympic dated 2 July 2021 is set aside and the provisional suspension shall be reinstated with immediate effect.

“The present CAS decision does not prejudge in any way the decision which will be rendered by Swiss Olympic later on, once the disciplinary proceedings will have been completed.”

Swiss Olympic has underlined that the presumption of innocence still holds for Wilson.

Meanwhile, English Premier League club, Chelsea has agreed on personal terms to sign Jules Olivier Kounde, a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for La Liga club Sevilla, Naija News reports.

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