September 22, 2019

US sprinter Coleman cleared as USADA withdraws case

“The consistent application of global anti-doping rules is essential in all cases,” USADA chief executive Travis Tygart said in a statement.

“In this case, we apply the rules to Mr. Coleman in the way that USADA understands that it must be applied to any other international athlete.

“We must address each case with the main objective of offering justice to athletes under the rules and providing transparency and consistency to build their trust and support for the anti-doping system.”

USADA said in its statement that it had registered for the first time a “whereabouts” against Coleman on June 6 of last year.

A doping control officer had tried to test the sprinter and discovered that he had not updated his whereabouts information to accurately reflect his location.

Two other whereabouts were also recorded on January 16 of this year and April 26.

However, Coleman argued that, according to the guidelines of the International Standard for Tests and Investigations (ISTI), his first lost case should have been delayed until the first day of that quarter, on April 1, 2018, which would mean that the dates of the three crimes were left out. the required period of 12 months for a doping offense to occur.

To avoid future confusion, the rule is being revised with the change that is expected to take place in 2021.

USADA said it had consulted with WADA to receive an official interpretation of the ISTI rules last week.

“This interpretation was received on Friday, August 30, 2019, and it was that the presentation failure that USADA had registered in June 2018, should be related to April 1, 2018, the first day of the quarter in which the failure occurred update, “USADA said in a statement.

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