Britain stripped of 4x100m Olympic Silver

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Great Britain has been stripped of the silver medal it won in the men’s 4×100m relay at last year’s Tokyo Olympics.

The decision was taken after CJ Ujah was found to have committed a doping violation.

Ujah tested positive for ostarine and S-23, which are commonly used to build muscles, after the race on August 6.

The British relay team had finished second behind gold medallists in Italy.

As a result of their disqualification, Canada is expected to be awarded silver, with China promoted to the bronze-medal position.

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A statement from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed that Ujah was “found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation”.

“Ujah is sanctioned with the disqualification of his results in the 4x100m sprint relay final… together with the forfeiture of any medals, diplomas, points and prizes,” it added.

Ujah in his own statement accepted the decision with “sadness” but claimed he had “unknowingly consumed a contaminated supplement”.

The 27-year-old also apologised to his teammates, Zharnel Hughes, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Richard Kilty.

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