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Blessing Okagbare faces three more doping charges

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Blessing Okagbare faces three more doping charges…

Blessing Okagbare was barred from participating in the Olympic 100-meter semifinals in July for a doping offence and was handed a four-year ban.

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said Okagbare tested positive for banned substance recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) in a sample collected out-of-competition on 20th June in Nigeria.

She also tested positive for another banned substance in Slovakia the following month.

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“The athlete has been charged with the presence and use of a prohibited substance following the detection of Human Growth Hormone in a sample collected out-of-competition on 19th July in Slovakia and reported to the AIU on 30th July,” AIU said in a statement on Thursday.

The body also accused Okagbare of failing to cooperate during the investigation.

“The athlete failed to comply with a formal requirement to produce relevant documents, records, and electronic storage devices, which was issued to the athlete by the AIU on 15th September,” the statement said.

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But Okagbare has denied all charges and has requested that each of them is submitted to a hearing before the Disciplinary Tribunal.

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