Britain to Lose Olympic Silver Medal as Ujah’s Second Sample Tests Positive
Britain will certainly lose their Olympic silver medal in the men’s 4 by 100m relay team as the second sample of CJ Ujah’s drug test came out positive.
Italy edged out Britain in the last seconds of the race to clinch the gold medal but the consolation silver medal is on the way out of their grip.
Ujah was provisionally suspended when a test taken at the Games – his ‘A’ sample – tested positive for banned substances Ostarine and S-23.
Ostarine is listed as an anabolic agent – banned at all times – in the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) list of prohibited substances.
The UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) website said it has “similar effects to testosterone”.
S23 is a Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (Sarm), which, according to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) has “similar anabolic properties to anabolic steroids”.
The case has now been referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport Anti-Doping Division, which will rule on whether the British relay team should be disqualified.