Polish 400 metre runner Jakub Krzewina has been banned for 15 months for whereabouts failure.

The Polish Anti-Doping Agency (POLADA) announced the sanction, which was announced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Krzewina missed tests in 12 months, which is equal to an anti-doping rule violation.

The first time that the 33-year-old missed a test of the three within a 12-month period was in September 2020.

Krzewina was allegedly in the hospital for an apparent operation for a hernia.

It is alleged that a doping control officer called Krzewina and asked if he would be able to get home within 15 minutes, however, was unable to do so. The second violation occurred three months later.

Krzewina was to provide his address for part of 2021. He did not as he claims that POLADA sent him a reminder via letter instead of an email message.

Shoestrings:

The Keystone-like cops Russian falling down procedure continues unabated as 16-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva from the pre-Beijing tests was 15 years old at the time. She failed a pre-Beijing 2022 drugs test. Valieva is a “protected person” under the World Anti-Doping Code, the Russian Anti-doping Agency claims.

The pushback is loud and clear from other doping authorities. Russia continues to deserve its suspension.

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