Sha’Carri Richardson shouldn’t be allowed to compete in any occasion on the Tokyo Olympics
Roommates, although many of her fans had low hopes that she could still compete in some capacity at the Tokyo Olympics despite positive marijuana tests, it has been officially confirmed that Sha’Carri Richardson will miss the Olympics entirely.
The last few days for former Olympic hopefuls Sha’Carri Richardson have been devastating to her career – and another unfortunate blow has just been dealt. After the barrage of support and encouragement she received after testing positive for marijuana just weeks before the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, Sha’Carri can now officially say goodbye to her dreams of the 2021 Olympics after failing was selected as a member of the 4×100 Olympic Relay in Tokyo.
Currently banned, Sha’Carri had one last hope of advancing to the Olympics, but the 21-year-old will not be participating in any Olympic events according to the U.S. track and field line-up.
In a statement accompanying its decision to disqualify Sha’Carri, U.S. Athletics said:
“It would be detrimental to the integrity of the US Olympic Team Trials for Athletics if the USATF changed its post-competition policy just weeks before the Olympics. All USATF athletes are equally aware of and must comply with the current Anti-Doping Code, and our credibility as a National Federation would be lost if the rules were only enforced in certain circumstances.
While our deepest understanding rests with Sha’Carri, we must also live up to all athletes who have tried to achieve their dreams by securing a place on the US Olympic Track & Field Team. “
As we previously reported, Sha’Carri Richardson tested positive for marijuana, which is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, late last month during the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon.
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