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The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed that American triple jumper Omar Craddock will miss the Tokyo Olympic Games due to a whereabout failure. According to the AIU, he missed at least three tests within a 12-month period, which is equal to failing a drug test.
His ban begins July 13 and continues for 20 months. He will also be missing the next World Athletics Championships.
His lawyer said that Craddock missed the third test because he was attending the George Floyd protests. The argument stated that he had a mental preoccupation with the George Floyd situation.
Fellow American, sprinter, Christian Coleman will also miss the Olympics for whereabouts failures.
Craddock earned a gold medal at the 2019 Lima Pan American Championships. He finished fourth at the 2015 Beijing World Athletics Championships. Craddock is a two-time NCAA Champion and two-time USATF Track and Field Championship gold medallist.