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World Athletics disqualifies 10 Nigerian Athletes from Competition

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Ten Nigerian Athletes have been disqualified from competing at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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The athletes were disqualified for not meeting the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 governing National Anti-Doping Federations according to a statement from the Athletics Integrity Unit made available to ait.live

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The Athletics Integrity Unit is an independent body created by World Athletics that manages all integrity issues, both doping, and non-doping.

A major requirements of Rule 15 is that “an athlete from a ‘Category A’ country must undergo at least three no-notice out-of-competition tests (urine and blood) conducted not longer than 3 weeks interval apart in the 10 months before a major event.

Nigerian Athletes are the most affected from among a total of 20 athletes from seven Countries that were disqualified.

The affected Athletes are yet to be officially disclosed by the Ministry of Sports and the Nigeria Olympic Committee.

(Editor: Ena Agbanoma)

Source: AITNEWS