The US Anti-Doping Agency has announced the exclusion of American Garrett Scantling from the decathlon at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, USA, after accepting a provisional suspension for violating anti-doping rules.
The agency said in a statement that Scantling, who was hoping to win a medal in the US World Cup, after finishing fourth in the Tokyo Olympics last year, was arrested for “behavior during an investigation regarding a third failure to test for doping,” without providing further information about the circumstances of his violation of the rules. Anti-doping.
The anti-doping law requires athletes to provide authorities with their whereabouts every day during certain windows so that they are available for out-of-competition doping tests, and if they miss three test dates within a 12-month window, they could face a ban of up to two years.
The US agency said Scantling had agreed to stop him and had agreed to release information about his case.
“Under the temporary suspension, Scantling is prohibited from competing in any competitions under the banner of the IAAF, USA Track and Field, or the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee, pending resolution of his case.”
“As such, he will not compete in the decathlon at the 2022 World Championships in Athletics in Eugene, Oregon.”
Scantling finished the heptathlon at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade last March.