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Indian sprinter, Dutee Chand, known for being intersex and an openly gay Indian athlete has been provisionally suspended for failing a doping test. She tested positive for anabolic agents andarine, enobosarm, and ligandrol.

Chand started her four-year ban on January 3.

Chand won the silver medal in both the women’s 100m and 200m events at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games. Depending if she appeals the suspension she will miss the Paris Olympics, the State of Victoria Commonwealth Games, and the next two editions of the ASian Games in Hangzhou and Aichi-Nagoya in 2026.

Her personal bests are 11.17 in the 100m (NR) and 23:00 in the 200m. She is an eight-time national champion.

Other suspensions

Triple jumper, Ana Lucia José Tima, of the Dominican Republic, a two-time Olympian has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after testing positive for two banned substances.

Tima’s tested positive for enobosarm and GW501516.

Enobosarm has similar effects to anabolic steroids and GW501516 similarly is used as a performance-enhancing drug.

Australia’s Peter Bol, an 800m specialist tested positive for EPO, the red blood cell booster.

His 1:44.00 personal best is an Australian and Oceana record. He finished fourth in the Tokyo Olympic Games and seventh in the Eugene World Athletics Championships, however, managed to earn a silver medal during the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Yury Maisevich

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), charged Belarusian coach Yury Maisevich Thursday with violating the rules of the code of conduct relating to honesty, dignity, and the protection of reputation.

The AIU says the accusations centre on the removal of sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya who questioned her coach over social media, during the Tokyo Olympic Games. The coaches then decided to send her back to her country.

While Tsimanouskaya was escorted at the Tokyo airport, she was speaking to her grandmother in Belarus on the phone. Her grandmother told her that her social media posts were making waves in the media of Belarus, which is run by the state.

She then went to the Japanese police and was subsequently flown to Poland.

Four days later, the International Olympic Committee came to the aid of Tsimanouskaya and revoked the accreditations of Maisevich and another Belarusian coach, Artur Shimak.

Tsimanouskaya has obtained Polish citizenship. The 33-year-old hopes to represent Poland during the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

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