Christian Coleman, world champion sprinter, has been banned for two years for anti-doping offences, ruling him out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Christian Coleman missed tests on January 16 and December 9 of last year, and was also charged with a filing error in connection with an attempted test on April 26.
Missing three tests in a 12-month period results in an anti-doping rule violation and a two-year suspension if it is the athlete’s first offence.
Christian Coleman accepted the first missed test but challenged the other two rulings, however the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) Disciplinary Tribunal did not rule in his favour.As a result, the world 100 meters champion has been banned for two years and is ineligible to race until May 13, 2022.
The 24-year-old Christian Coleman, who also won 4x100m relay gold with the United States team at the 219 World Athletics Championships, would have been the favourite to be crowned the world’s fastest man at next year’s Olympics.Instead he will miss Tokyo 2020 in another blow for the sport.