Trinidadian sprinter banned for 2 years after whereabouts rule violation

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye, has been banned for two years for a whereabouts rule violation.  Ahye who was sixth in both the 100m and 200m at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and again sixth in the 100m at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, is suspended until April 2021, meaning she will miss this year's Tokyo Olympics.

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), the independent anti-doping watchdog for track and field, says the 27-year-old will also see all her results from April 19 to August 30, 2019, scrubbed from the record books. Ahye had been provisionally suspended on August 30, a ruling that saw her already miss last year's World Championships in Doha.

Elite athletes are bound to declare their location for potential visits by anti-doping officials. Any combination of three missed tests or filing failures within a 12-month period is considered a violation of anti-doping rules and carries an automatic two-year ban.



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