The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has notified Divine Oduduru of two potential Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) and is seeking a six-year ban against the Nigerian medal winning athlete.
The sprinter has been notified of potential ADRVs for possession (Rule 2.6 of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules; ADR) and/or use or attempted use of multiple Prohibited Substances (Rule 2.2 ADR). He has been provisionally suspended immediately.
These alleged violations stem from an AlU investigation based on information in a criminal charge brought against US-based "naturopathic" therapist Eric Lira, on 12 January, 2022, by the United States Department of Justice under January, the Rodchenkov Act [LINK]. Lira is alleged to have supplied performance enhancing drugs to athletes before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (delayed until summer 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic). The complaint against Lira provides specific information regarding persons identified as 'Athlete 1' and
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