The Athletics Integrity Office (AIU) announced on Tuesday that American sprinter Christian Coleman has been suspended for two years for failing to fulfill his anti-doping obligations due to his 100 million world championship title.
Since May 14, Coleman was temporarily suspended on January 16, 2019, April 26, and December 9, 2019 for violating his anti-doping whereabouts obligations in March. His suspension will end on May 13, 2022, which will deprive him of the right to participate in the Olympics, but a priori “Non World Events” from Eugene, Oregon is postponed to the summer of 2022.
In addition to providing a time slot and location every day for accidental testing, very high-level athletes also have to comply with strict location obligations (address, course, training, competition).
Three violations of these obligations in less than one year will result in a two-year suspension.
Since the retiring of Jamaican legend Usain Bolt in 2017, Coleman has dominated the world sprint competition. In October 2019, he competed for the 100m (9.76) and 4x100m relay world championships in Doha. He also won two other silver medals (over 100 and 4x100m in 2017) and maintained the world record of 60m indoors. (6 seconds 34).