World Athletics Go To CAS Over Naser, Coleman Appeals Ban
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Fri 27th November 2020 | 01:41 AM
Lausanne, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th Nov, 2020 ) :World Athletics on Thursday filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the clearance of Bahrain's Salwa Eid Naser to compete, while US sprinter Christian Coleman appealed his two-year ban.
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) disciplinary tribunal ruled in October that Naser had not committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) in relation to an alleged filing failure and missed tests.
In its appeal to the CAS, World Athletics requested that the AIU decision "be set aside and that it be replaced with a new decision in which Salwa Eid Naser is found to have committed an ADRV and sanctioned with a two-year period of ineligibility".
Her time of 48.14 seconds was only behind runs by East German Marita Koch and former Czech runner Jarmila Kratochvilova in the 1980s.
In a separate case, Coleman filed an appeal against World Athletics over a two-year ban handed down by the AIU in October for having "committed an ADRV in relation to an alleged filing failure and missed tests".
Coleman requested that the AIU decision be "set aside and that the sanction be eliminated, or in the alternative, reduced".
He was provisionally suspendedfor three 'whereabouts failures' in June.
Coleman, who is also the 60m world record holder, only ran in the 4x100m relay heats in his first Olympic appearance in Rio de Janeiro four years ago. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) charged Coleman for missed tests in January and December 2019, as well as for a "filing failure" last April.
To prove an anti-doping violation, an athlete has to have committed three whereabouts failures within 12 months.