Tokyo Olympics: the rules of confusion around the sporting event
A group of lawmakers have complained, but the case appears to be closed. Richardson accepted his fate with regret during an appearance last week on the “Today” show.
“Don’t judge me, because I’m human. I’m you,” she said. âI happen to run a little faster.
Her precise month-long suspension might be just short enough that she can still compete in the Olympics in the 4×100-meter relay. The Games take place from July 23 to August 8.
âHer acceptance of responsibility and her apologies will be an important example to all of us that we can successfully overcome our regrettable decisions, despite the costly consequences of them for her,â Tygart said in a press release Friday.
Biden can’t change the rules of sports doping, but he could help change US law. The debate over marijuana is very current in the United States, where it is increasingly accepted after years and years where laws against its use have been applied to a disproportionate number of black Americans.
Cannabis is banned, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency, because it “violates the spirit of sport”.
The story of why marijuana is expressly prohibited provides useful context.
Dope not doping. The current men’s 100-meter champion, the American Christian Coleman, will also miss the Tokyo Olympics, because he missed three doping controls in 2019.
The resulting penalty was reduced from 18 months to just one year, but still included the Olympics.
Great athletes resisted bans. Swimmer Michael Phelps has been suspended for three months after photos of him smoking marijuana with a bong surfaced on the internet. However, he did not miss any competition.
Justin Gatlin, the American sprinter who has won medals at several Olympics, waited for a four-year doping ban and competed in two more Olympics. He was injured last month during the Olympic trials in the United States and narrowly lost his trip to Tokyo.
âRight now I’m forced to choose between being a nursing mother or an Olympian,â Gaucher said. “I can’t have them both.”
Japan is hosting the Olympics despite warnings from many public health professionals that they should be postponed or canceled again. It promulgates strict protocols that limit the number of athletes and coaches who can travel to Tokyo and has cut spectators.
Sport and propagation. There is already evidence that major sporting events spread Covid. In Europe, the club football tournament held in several cities, sometimes with tens of thousands of fans, has already demonstrated what can happen.
The Scottish Health Authority said 1,991 people were identified as participating in a Euro 2020 event while they were infectious, of whom 1,294 traveled to London and 397 to Wembley where England played against Scotland.
Finland said more than 300 nationals were infected while supporting their team.
“We have to look at how people get there: do they travel in large, crowded bus convoys? And when they leave the stadiums, do they go to crowded bars and pubs to watch the games?” World Health Organization senior emergency officer Catherine Smallwood said in a statement.
It will therefore be an Olympics without spectators. And without some of the best athletes.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described drugs classified in “Table 1”.