Nigerian-born athlete suspended after falling a drug test

Former world indoor champion, Nigerian-born Kemi Adekoya has been suspended after the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed she failed drugs test.

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Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya, who is a four-time Asian Games gold medallist and 2016 world indoor 400m champion tested positive for an anabolic steroid.

The 25-year-old, who was born in Nigeria but switched allegiance to Bahrain in 2014, has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for the banned substance stanozolol, the Athletics Integrity Unit has announced.

Confirming a ‘notice of allegation’ against the athlete, the Athletics Integrity Unit stated that Adekoya tested positive for the anabolic steroid in November, 2018.

The International Association of Athletics Federations founded the AIU last year.

194 Comments

  1. There is no shortcut to success, now she has been suspended because she was taking hard drugs to get more strength

  2. Now that she failed test she was nigeria born but she has been representing buhrian or what ever country is that

  3. Some of the athlete depends on drugs. Some will rather take it by mouth or by injecting.
    Though been suspended doesn’t mean she will not run the race again. It will serve as warning to her.

  4. Even if she is physically fit but medically she is not ….we don’t know what might happen if dy let her run d race

  5. It not a bad thing if the drug is for to get strength. But she should reduce the intake of drugs for her health sake

  6. According to the news she was suspended because of drugs to me I support them,let her rest small so that she will not fall again and if she have sense she will stop it

  7. She want more out of this she is not the only one that have be using that named drug but ut us so unfortunate that they caught her.

  8. We shouldn’t blame her for what she did, she has her reasons for take the drungs ,she is still better than some people, anyways wither suspended or not, she is still good at what she dose best

  9. They should investigate properly on her, the fact that she failed to the drug test doesn’t mean she isn’t fit atall, they shouldn’t be harsh on her

  10. Most athletes are dependent on drugs to keep them strong and going… Am sure if they tested everyone of them about 80% will fail their drug test

  11. Athletes should be wary of any medication of tablets they take either prescribed or not because ignorance will not be accepted as an excuse.

  12. Drugs, drugs and drugs, what a shame. You can train yourself for your career without been under the influence of anything

  13. Anyway, just because the athlets depends on drug doesn’t means they can’t perform well without the drug.

  14. Anyway, just because the athlets depends on drug doesn’t means they can’t perform well without the drug. They should at least consider her.

  15. She should go and face the disciplinary actions… Being on drugs is harmful to the body and to the sport entirely

  16. All this years she was representing nothing like this, well since test confirm her anabolic, take off your mind more chance are ahead.

  17. She shouldn’t have use the drug and now that the drug is effect her to be falling down. Is better she stop the drugs

  18. Majority of them are under drug, she should try and do without drugs and I believe she can still be fit

  19. WOW THIS IS SAD WHY WILL SHE GET INVOLVED IN DRUGS….WAS THAT WHAT SHE HAS BEEN TAKING ALL ALONG TO BE FASTER AND STRONGER…MMMM AM DISSAPOINTED

  20. That she took drug to be fit doesn’t mean she can’t do it. It is a matter of choice so there is no need

  21. Must these athletes even do drugs to be athletes? Why just depend on your physical strength and pray for God for more strength? They should change

  22. She failed a drug test means that she is on drugs. And using heavy drugs for athletics is prohibited.

  23. Some of the athlete depends on drugs. Some will rather take it by mouth or by injecting.
    Though been suspended doesn’t mean she will not run the race again. It will serve as warning to her.

  24. The hard drug that she has been taking might be what has been giving her success all this years.,your cup ha filled up

  25. It doesn’t make her incompetent but it is a rule to go a drug test and the test is positive then the person is out, they are just trying to be careful.

  26. If properly investigated there might be a mistake from the drugs that was prescribed for her. Feel sorry for her.

  27. No body is above the law drugs are not accepted in the game BT she can still b called back after sometime

  28. Falling drug test does not mean that she has fail in all angle. A chance should be given to her once again

  29. How come? Hope is not what am thinking. If she is doing drugs she will have to be suspended and also face the law.

  30. Now she is Nigeria born. while she has been winning her country of origin wasn’t made public.

  31. Failing drug test is very bad she doesn’t need to drug before running anyway she deserves that it would serve as lesson for others

  32. Why do some people indulge in some illicit and prohibited drugs consumption when they are very much aware that they can be picked randomly for drug testing.

  33. You don’t need to introduce an artificial substance into your system before you succeed, you have learnt your lesson now and I believe you will bounce back stronger after your suspension. All the best

  34. Even if she is physically fit but medically she is not ….we don’t know what might happen if dy let her run d race

  35. How are we sure she’s the only one who failed the drug test? There might be others too. It serves as a warning to her though

  36. At normal circumstances, using drugs as a medicine have side effect, people should be careful with drug cos it damage liver, also liver can not show any sign onlees 60% have been damage.

  37. Most athletics uses drugs it’s only those that are caught that are criminals. She should be given a second chance.

  38. most of this athlete depends on drugs so they should not be hard on their judgement.they should give her a second chance

  39. Why always Nigerian? But the test failed not that she was tested or found to have taken it. Oyinbo with their nonsense racism acts.

  40. It is good for her to be suspended and at least she’s no longer a Nigerian. So it calrify our country from such act.

  41. So you have been using drugs all this while, well its good they discover it now. Try to be natural self

  42. I’m not concerned on whether she failed drug test but on why she switched allegiance. Anyway, she should have just stayed clean and not try to cheat.

  43. I guess its part of their regulations but just hoping racism doesn’t have a thing to play in this case

  44. not a bad thing if the drug is for to get strength. But she should reduce the intake of drugs for her health sake

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