10 Disqualified Athletes: AFN Accepts Responsibility,Appoints Head of medical and Anti-Doping Commission

July 29 17:48 2021

The athletics federation of Nigeria has accepted responsibility for the 10 athletes that were disqualified by athletics integrity unit .

The federation in the wake of this of this disaster has taken proactive steps to avoid future occurrence by putting in place appropriate measures to comply with rule 15 of the anti-doping rules of world athletics,not only that,the federation also went ahead by appointing Professor Ken Anugweje as the head of the Medical and Anti- Doping Commission of the Federation.

According to a press statement made available to exclusivenews.com.ng it says all our athletes resident in Nigeria and who qualified for the Olympic Games completed the three mandatory tests. Most of our top athletes resident in the USA also completed their tests. However,a few athletes in the American collegiate system were tested, but those tests were deemed not to have complied with WADA sample collection and analysis standards. It must be noted that no Nigerian athlete tested positive to prohibited substances.

Also to note is that 12 top Nigerian athletes have been cleared and are eligible for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The AFN bears responsibility for any lapses that may have occurred during the process and reassures Nigerians that our performances will not be negatively impacted.

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