Britain stripped from Olympic medal over doping violation
The Court of Arbitration for Sport's anti-doping division confirms that British athlete CJ Ujah was "found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation" during last year's Tokyo Olympics.
Team Great Britain were Friday stripped of the silver medal they won in the men's 4x100 meters relay at last year's Tokyo Olympics after their athlete CJ Ujah was found to have committed a doping violation.
Ujah tested positive for the prohibited substances ostarine and S-23, commonly used to build muscle, after his race on August 6.
The British team finished second behind gold medallists Italy in Japan by one-hundredth of a second.
As a result of their disqualification, Canada are expected to be awarded silver, with China promoted to the bronze-medal position.
A statement from the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) anti-doping division confirmed that Ujah was "found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation."
"Ujah is sanctioned with the disqualification of his results in the 4x100m sprint relay final... together with the forfeiture of any medals, diplomas, points and prizes," it added.
"Unknowingly" consumed contaminated supplement
In a statement, Ujah said he accepted the decision with "sadness" but claimed he had "unknowingly consumed a contaminated supplement."
The 27-year-old apologized to his teammates, Zharnel Hughes, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, and Richard Kilty.
"I'm sorry that this situation has cost my teammates the medals they worked so hard and so long for, and which they richly deserved. That is something I will regret for the rest of my life," he expressed.
The British team's medals list in Tokyo now drops to 64, one fewer than they achieved at London 2012.
"We are incredibly disappointed that we find ourselves in this position today," the British Olympic Association said in a statement.
"We have always been unequivocal and consistent in our stance against doping," it added.