Olympic hurdles champion Rollins handed one-year ban

Image: 2016 Rio Olympics – Athletics – Final – Women’s 100m Hurdles Final – Olympic Stadium – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 17/08/2016. First placed Brianna Rollins (USA) of USA reacts. REUTERS/David Gray

(Reuters) – American Olympic 100 meters hurdles champion Brianna Rollins was handed a one-year ban for failing to properly file whereabouts information, the United States Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday.

Rollins, who led an American sweep of the podium at the Rio Olympics, had three whereabouts failures within a 12-month period constituting a rules violation.

The sprinter was a member of the USADA Registered Testing Pool, which consists of a select group of athletes who are subject to certain whereabouts requirements in order to be located for out-of-competition testing.

Rollins completed eight out-of-competition tests over the course of 2016, but a three-member panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) determined that she should receive a 12-month sanction for failing to properly file whereabouts information.


(Reporting by Steve Keating. Editing by Toby Davis)
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