The 23-year-old woman will be absent from the Tokyo Olympics after the Supreme Court of Sports overturned a verdict that she was not guilty last year.
Bahrain’s 400m world champion Salwa Eid Naser has been suspended for two years and will miss the Tokyo Olympics after the Supreme Court of Sports overturned a ruling that made her excited about what she missed Not guilty of drug testing technical issues.
The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) on Wednesday overturned an independent tribunal’s October 2020 decision that approved the 23-year-old player to participate in the Tokyo Olympics next month.
CAS said in a statement: “Salva Eid al-Fitr has been imposed a two-year ban from June 30, 2021.”
CAS stated that the ban will end in early 2023, as Naser will receive credits for approximately four months between June and October 2020 “during the temporary suspension that has already been implemented.”
In 2019, Nasser ran the fastest women’s 400 meters since 1985 and won the world championship in Doha, Qatar.
The World Athletics Disciplinary Court ruled in October 2020 that Nasser did not violate anti-doping violations related to failed submissions and missed tests between March 2019 and January 2020.
The arbitral tribunal’s ruling is technically based-starting from the three-month period to calculate the date of violation of the rules.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the World Athletics Association have appealed to CAS to challenge the arbitral tribunal’s ruling, which led to Wednesday’s ruling being set aside.
Nasser has been accused by the Track and Field Integrity Department for at least 3 “missing whereabouts” in a year, which may result in a two-year ban.
Athletes must provide updates on the WADA online platform, where they can be found for unannounced tests outside of the competition.
Violation means that the athlete provided wrong information or was not where they said it was when the sample collector arrived.
Three of Naser’s whereabouts failures occurred within a 12-month calendar period, but were scattered over a period of more than a year.
Although Naser failed to submit accurate information to provide samples on March 16, 2019, technically, this is considered to have occurred at the beginning of the quarter on January 1, 2019.
It turns out that she missed the tests on March 12, 2019 and January 24, 2020-which made the total time span more than one year.
However, CAS overturned this ruling and found that Nasser “violated Article 2.4 of the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules.”
It did not deprive Naser of the 2019 world championship title.