Four athletes suspended during the first 16 days of November, the latest is Pan American Games Champion Omar Craddock

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Triple jumper Omar Craddock has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for whereabouts failures. Technically he is listed as having a “charge issued”.

The 29-year-old, Pan American Games Champion set a new personal best of 17.68 metres in 2019.

The American won the gold in Lima with a jump of 17.42m.

So far, he is the fourth American athlete to fail the new whereabouts program since it started in 2015.

The whereabouts program selects certain athletes to be available for a one-hour time slot on a regular basis. The athlete agrees to it in advance and must be available for testing during that entire hour. Three failures in a 12-month span of time constitute a charge and a ban, which is typically appealable.

Other recent cases

Meanwhile, Reuters news service reported that both of the Sofia Marathon winners tested positive for banned substances. They failed in-competition tests.

“This year’s Sofia Marathon winners, Viktoriia Khapilina of Ukraine and Moroccan Youssef Sbaai (also spelled: Yusef Sbai), have been provisionally suspended from all racing for doping violations, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Tuesday.”

Doha World Athletics Champion Elijah Motonei Manangoi missed three out-of-competition tests in 12 months. He was suspended on Nov. 10.

As was widely reported, American sprinter, Christian Coleman, was suspended. Coleman was banned for missing three out-of-competition tests in a 12-month span. There was an alleged fourth missed test. His suspension was handed down in late October.



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