New Delhi, 18 November (HS). Jamaican sprinter Christopher Taylor has been banned for 30 months for anti-doping rule violations. Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) gave the above information on Friday.
The AIU said Taylor, who helped Jamaica win a silver medal in the 4×400 meters relay at the 2022 World Championships, failed to submit a sample collection in an out-of-competition test almost a year ago.
Earlier this year, Taylor was charged by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) with violating Article 2.3 of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Anti-Doping Code. After a six-month investigation, it was revealed that the 23-year-old player had failed a doping test in November 2022.
WADA Anti-Doping Code Article 2.3 states, “A breach of the applicable anti-doping rules constitutes a violation of the applicable anti-doping rules by evading sample collection, or without good reason, refusing or failing to submit sample collection.” “
Taylor was reportedly contacted by anti-doping officials in November 2022, who came to take the test at a location that Taylor had listed.
However, when officers arrived, Taylor was not at the listed location and had not updated his whereabouts. Instead, Taylor was at Norman Manley International Airport.
The suspension is back in effect for one year, and Taylor will be eligible to compete again in May 2025.