Blessing Okagbare charged with Three offences by the Athletics Integrity Unit

Written by on October 7, 2021

Nigerian Olympic medalist, Blessing Okagbare has been charged with three offences by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).

She was earlier suspended during the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for a human growth hormone following an out-of-competition test on 19 July, this year. The athlete then later tested positive for another banned substance, recombinant erythropoietin (EPO). She has also been charged for not co-operating with the AIU’s investigation.

 

Blessing Okagbare
photo credit: Blessing Okagbare

The AIU alleges Okagbare “failed to comply with a formal requirement to produce relevant documents, records and electronic storage devices” to the investigation.

Okagbare had won her 100m heat in Tokyo before being pulled out of the Games. She has however denied all the charges levelled against her.


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