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Athletics Integrity Unit extracts the tempering charge on Mark Odhiambo

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has extracted the tempering charge that had been imposed on Mark Otieno Odhiambo who is on suspension for doping violation

The tampering charge had been posted on their Website and twitter handle has now been withdrawn and treated as an error from their end.

“Information posted recently on the Athletics Integrity Unit’s website and its Twitter account erroneously stated that Mark Otieno Odhiambo was charged with Tampering.” AIU stated.

According to AIU Odhiambo has been charged on the Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance.

“The AIU apologises for this error and confirms that Mr Odhiambo’s case only concerns the Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance. That case is currently before the Disciplinary Tribunal and no further comment will be made whilst the matter is pending.” said AIU.

AIU issued disciplinary proceedings against Odhiambo for the Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (19-Norandrosterone) which is a violation of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules and his case has been forwarded to the Disciplinary Tribunal (DT) for sentencing.

AIU issues Disciplinary proceedings against Mark Otieno

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has issued disciplinary proceedings against Mark Otieno Odhiambo for the Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (19-Norandrosterone) Tampering with any part of Doping Control by an Athlete, which is a violation of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.

The International Testing Agency (ITA) 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.

The 28 year-old, however, denied any knowledge of the violation and had subsequently requested a re-analysis of his B urine sample.

Odhiambo, has a personal best of 10.05 seconds, which he got during the Tokyo Olympic trials where he finished second behind Ferdinand Omanyala.

His case has now been forwarded to the Disciplinary Tribunal (DT) for sentencing.

Shock as another Bahrain suspended for doping Violation

Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has provisionally suspended Bahraini marathon runner El Hassan El Abbassi after returning an adverse analytical finding for a homologous blood transfusion following a test at the Tokyo 2020.

The 37-year-old’s sample was collected after the Olympic marathon in Sapporo on 8th August where he finished 25th with a time of 2:15.56 in a race won Eliud Kipchoge.

Homologous blood transfusions involve someone collecting and infusing the blood of a compatible donor while autologous blood transfusions use a person’s own blood that has been stored.

The International Testing Agency (ITA), in charge of drugs testing during the Games, reported the results of the test on Aug. 15 and said that the athlete had the right to have his ‘B’ sample examined.

ITA had also suspended another Bahrainian middle distance runner Alsadik Mikhou for receiving a blood transfusion during the Tokyo Olympic Games.

El Abbassi won gold in the 10,000 metres at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea and a silver medal in the marathon four years later at Jakarta, Indonesia.

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare and Kenyan 100m runner Mark Otieno Odhiambo were both previously suspended for drug violations.

AIU begins Doping displinary action on Mark Otieno

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 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.

Alsadik Mikhou Provisionally Suspended for Blood Doping during Tokyo games

International Testing Agency (ITA) has provisionally suspended Bahrain middle distance runner Alsadik Mikhou for receiving a blood transfusion during the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The Moroccan-born athlete competed in the men’s 1,500m heats last Tuesday, but failed to advance as he finished eighth in a time of 3:42.87.

The 21 year-old is the third athlete to fail a doping test at Tokyo 2020. Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare and Kenyan 100m runner Mark Otieno Odhiambo were both previously suspended for drug violations.

Mark Otieno tests positive

Kenya’s Mark Otieno Odhiambo, a 100m sprinter, has tested positive for a banned substance and will not take part in the Olympic qualifying heats on Saturday.

“We have received communication this afternoon from International Testing Agency (ITA) regarding one of our sprinters who has had an adverse analytical finding on a urine sample he provided on 28 July 2021,” said Waithaka Kioni, Team Kenya’s head of delegation.

“He has, however, denied any knowledge of the violation and has subsequently requested a re-analysis of his B urine sample,” Kioni said.

Odhiambo, who has a personal best of 10.05 seconds, finished second at the national trials last month.