US Olympic champion banned for three years

American sprinter Randolph Ross has been banned for three years for violating anti-doping guidelines. This was announced by the World Association’s Independent Integrity Commission AIU on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old Tokyo Olympic champion in the 4x400m relay was suspended a day before his 400m race at the IAAF World Championships in Eugene in July and excluded from the title competitions.

Ross, who was only part of the US team in the heats of the 2021 Olympic relay win, committed three whereabouts violations in less than a year. He is also said to have forged an e-mail to avoid the third violation, which is a violation of the manipulation regulations and leads to an increase in the penalty. This is now valid until June 30, 2025.