The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has began disciplinary disciplinary proceedings against four athletes asserted to have breached anti-doping rules.
Kenya’s Mark Otieno Odhiambo, the 100m sprinter, who tested positive for a banned substance is among those being probed and suspended for the entire period of disciplinary proceedings.
“The International Testing Agency (ITA) has suspended Otieno while at the Olympics and was not allowed to take part in Olympic qualifying trials in regard to an adverse analytical finding on a urine sample he provided on 28 July 2021,” said Waithaka Kioni, Team Kenya’s head of delegation.
The AIU has started disciplinary proceedings against 4 athletes asserted to have breached anti-doping rules @Tokyo2020 , following testing by @IntTestAgency.
Sadik Mikhou 🇧🇭
Benik Abramyan 🇬🇪
Mark Otieno Odhiambo 🇰🇪
Chijindu Ujah 🇬🇧
— Athletics Integrity Unit (@aiu_athletics) August 12, 2021
The 28 year-old, however, denied any knowledge of the violation and has subsequently requested a re-analysis of his B urine sample.
Odhiambo, who has a personal best of 10.05 seconds, finished second at the national trials last month.
Others who have been suspended and disolinary action being taken are Sadik Mikhou from Bahrain, Georgian record shot putter Benik Abramyan and British Olympic silver medallist Chijindu Ujah.