Roommates, although many of her fans were holding out small hope that she would still be allowed to compete in some capacity at the Tokyo Olympics despite testing positive for marijuana, it has been officially confirmed that Sha’Carri Richardson will miss the Olympics entirely.
The last few days for former Olympic hopeful Sha’Carri Richardson have been devastating for her career—and another unfortunate blow has just been tossed her way. Following the outpouring of support and encouragement she received after testing positive for marijuana just weeks before the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, Sha’Carri can now officially say goodbye to her 2021 Olympics dreams after not being selected as a member of the 4 x 100 Olympic relay team in Tokyo.
Currently suspended, Sha’Carri had one last hope for her quest to the Olympics, but according to the USA Track & Field roster, the 21-year-old will not be included in any Olympic events.
In a statement regarding their decision to disqualify Sha’Carri, the USA Track & Field said:
“It would be detrimental to the integrity of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field if USATF amended its policies following competition, only weeks before the Olympic Games. All USATF athletes are equally aware of and must adhere to the current anti-doping code, and our credibility as the National Governing Body would be lost if rules were only enforced under certain circumstances.
So while our heartfelt understanding lies with Sha’Carri, we must also maintain fairness for all of the athletes who attempted to realize their dreams by securing a place on the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team.”
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As we previously reported, Sha’Carri Richardson tested positive for marijuana, which is prohibited according to the World Anti-Doping Agency, late last month during the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon.
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