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Okon and Oludamola decision
Wednesday, 13 October 2010

With regard to Samuel Okon, Nigeria

In accordance with the CGF Anti-Doping Standard (ADS) for the XIX Commonwealth Games, the CGF's Federation Court conducted a Provisional Hearing this afternoon to consider an adverse analytical finding submitted by Nigerian athlete Samuel Okon following his participation in the men’s 110 metres hurdles on October 8, 2010.

The athlete tested positive for the prohibited substance Methylhexaneamine, listed as a prohibited stimulant under category S6 of the WADA list of prohibited substances and methods.

Mr. Okon attended the Provisional Hearing of the Federation Court this afternoon.

Mr Okon confirmed that he was waiving his right to have his B sample tested, and he also waived his right to a Full Hearing as provided for under the ADS.

Subsequently, the Federation Court determined that Mr Okon had committed an anti-doping rule violation and that he be disqualified from the Games and all his competition results at the 2010 Commonwealth Games be nullified.

With regard to Osayemi Oludamola, Nigeria

Yesterday, October 11, 2010, the Provisional Hearing for Ms Oludamola ruled that the provisional suspension of the athlete would continue until the result of her B Sample was received.

The athlete tested positive for the prohibited substance Methylhexaneamine on October 7, 2010.

The B Sample test has now been received, confirming the result of the A Sample test.

Ms Oludamola confirmed during the Provisional Hearing that she was waiving her right to a Full Hearing as provided for under the ADS.

With the B sample confirming the results of the A sample, the Federation Court determined that Ms Oludamola had committed an anti-doping rule violation and that she be disqualified from the Games and all her competition results at the 2010 Commonwealth Games be nullified.

The gold medal for the woman’s 100 metres will now be awarded to Natasha Mayers of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the silver to Katherine Endacott of England, with the bronze going to Bertille Delphine Atangana of Cameroon.

Jurisdiction

The jurisdiction of the CGF relates only to the period of the Games. In accordance with the ADS the documents pertaining to Mr Okon and Ms Oludamola have now been referred to the IAAF for whatever subsequent action it might consider appropriate.

 

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