Doping violations: Grace Nwokocha Admits Drug Use, Gets 3-Year Ban 

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has banned Nigerian athlete Grace Nwokocha for three years over the Presence of Prohibited Substances Ostarine and Ligandrol in her sample.

According to a statement from AIU, Nwokocha, a 22-year-old Nigerian sprinter, who won gold in the 4x100m relay at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, tested positive for Ostarine and Ligandrol in a sample collected on August 3, 2022.

“The Athlete agrees to be sanctioned with a period of Ineligibility of three (3) years; the Parties agree that taking into consideration the criteria in Rule 10.8.2 of the ADR, the period of Ineligibility shall commence on the date of Sample collection, i.e., 3 August 2022.”