TEAM GB are set to be STRIPPED of their men's 4x100m silver medals following confirmation of CJ Ujah's failed drug test.
The 27-year-old tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing drugs Ostarine and S-23 – which are Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators – during last month's Games.
Ujah's 'A' sample contained traces of the SARMS, which were initially designed to combat muscle-wasting diseases.
And both substances have been detected in his 'B' sample, which has all but confirmed Team GB's male sprinters will be relieved of their medals.
A statement from the International Testing Agency (ITA) read: "The ITA confirms that as per the athlete’s request, the B-sample analysis was carried out by the WADA-accredited laboratory of Tokyo on 19 August 2021 and the procedure confirmed the result of the A-sample.
"The ITA has thus referred the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport Anti-Doping Division ('CAS ADD') on 8 September 2021.
"The CAS ADD will consider the matter of the finding of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation and the disqualification of the men’s 4×100 relay results of the Great Britain team.
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"In this regard, pursuant to the IOC ADR and the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules: 'where the athlete who has committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation competed as a member of a relay team, the relay team shall be automatically disqualified from the event in question, with all resulting consequences for the relay team, including the forfeiture of all titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money'.
"Once the matter is settled under the IOC ADR, the case will be referred to the Athletics Integrity Unit to follow up on sanctions beyond the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
"Given that the case is underway, there will be no further comments during the ongoing proceeding."
The fate of Team GB's men's 4×100 silver medals – which Ujah won with team-mates Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake – is now in the hands of the Court of Arbitration for Sport's Anti-Doping Division.
I have never and would never knowingly take a banned substance
Ujah has vehemently denied intentionally taking the PEDS, which can be ingested in pill, powder and liquid form.
He said: "To be absolutely clear, I am not a cheat.
"I have never and would never knowingly take a banned substance."
The sprinter was left heartbroken after being told of his potential doping violation.
He said: "I am completely shocked and devastated by the news.
"I love my sport and I know my responsibilities both as an athlete and as a team-mate.
"I am respecting the formal process and will not be making any further comment until it's appropriate to do so."
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