• Nigerian duo disqualified after drug test failure
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Oct 13, 2010-

The Commonwealth Games Federation announced on Tuesday that the Nigerian sprinter Oludamola Osayomi  has been stripped of her Gold medal in the Women's 100m on Thursday, October 7, after she failed a drugs test.

Osayomi tested positive for Methylexaneamine, which is categorised as a banned stimulant under category S6 of the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of prohibited substances and methods. Her B sample test confirmed the result of the A sample test.

The Federation Court determined that Osayomi had violated anti-doping rules. As a result she would be be disqualified from the Games and all her competition results would be nullified.

The Gold medal for the Women's 100m will now be awarded to Natasha Mayers St. Vincent & the Grenadines, the Silver to Katherine Endacott of England and the Bronze to Bertille Delphine Atangana of Cameroon.

Another Nigerian athlete, Samuel Okon, tested positive for Methylexaneamine after finishing sixth in the Men's 110m Hurdles on Friday, October 8. He waived his right to have the B sample tested and his right to a full hearing.

At a provisional hearing by the CGF's Federation Court on Tuesday afternoon, it was determined that Okom was guilty of violating anti-doping regulations and that all his results in the 2010 Commonwealth Games would be nullified.

The jurisdiciton of the CGF relates only to the period of the Games. The CGF announced that the documents pertaining to Okom and Osayomi had been referred to the International Association of Athletics Federations, the sport's world governing body, for whatever subsequent action it might consider appropriate.

GNS


COUNTRY G S B T
1 Australia 74 54 48 176
2 England 37 59 45 141
3 India 37 27 35 99
3 Canada 26 17 32 75
4 South Africa 12 11 10 33
5 Kenya 12 11 9 32
6 Malaysia 12 9 13 34
7 Nigeria 11 10 14 35
8 Singapore 10 10 9 29
9 Scotland 9 10 7 26
10 New Zealand 5 22 8 35
11 Cyprus 4 3 5 12
12 Northern Ireland 3 3 4 10
13 Samoa 3   1 4
14 Wales 2 7 10 19
15 Jamaica 2 4 1 7
16 Pakistan 2 1 2 5
17 Uganda 2     2
18 Bahamas 1 1 3 5
19 Sri Lanka 1 1 1 3
20 Nauru 1 1   2
 
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