Olympic champion Brianna Rollins banned for a year for anti-doping violations

American Brianna Rollins shows off her gold medal from the 100m women's hurdles at the Rio Olympics.
REUTERS

American Brianna Rollins shows off her gold medal from the 100m women's hurdles at the Rio Olympics.

American Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Brianna Rollins has been handed a one-year ban for failing to properly file whereabouts information, the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced.

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.

Rollins also won the gold medal in the 100m hurdles at the 2013 world championships in Moscow.

 

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