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American sprinter, Christian Coleman, who was suspended for two years has had his ban reduced by six months to 18 months, some of which is backdated. However, he will still miss the Tokyo Olympic Games – there are now just 100 days to go to the opening ceremonies.
He appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The CAS reduced the suspension as they found that he was less negligent than initially assumed.
The decision means he will miss the Tokyo Olympics Games, which are currently scheduled to take place starting July 23 and wrap up on August 8.
The 2019 Doha World Athletics Championship double medallist will be back to compete in the world championships in 2022.
He owns a 100m best of 9.76 and 19.85 for the 200m. In Oct. 2019, he helped break the American 4 x 100m relay record with a 37.10 performance. His 200m indoor best is nearly as strong as his 100m outdoor personal record performance-wise at 20.11.
Three whereabouts failures in a 12-month period are equal to a doping violation.