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Commonwealth Games: Damola Osayemi fails drugs test

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sidney

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It might just be bad eguis soup cause am....

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Commonwealth Games women's 100m gold medal winner Damola Osayemi has failed a drugs test.

She has been provisionally suspended until the result of her B sample is received on Wednesday.

The Nigerian, 24, was named champion on Thursday after Australia's Sally Pearson was controversially disqualified for a false start.

England's Katherine Endacott finished fourth but could now be handed silver if the decision is upheld.

The sprinter showed traces of a banned stimulant called methylhexaneamine, which has only recently been added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list.

Osayemi requested the testing of her B sample after which the Commonwealth Games Federation released a statement.

"The provisional hearing ruled that the provisional suspension of the athlete will continue until the result of the B sample is received," the statement read.

"That B sample result is expected within 48 hours from the time of the request; so further details are not expected until Wednesday morning [Delhi time]."

If the B sample proves positive, Natasha Mayers of St Vincent and the Grenadines would be handed the gold, which would be the country's second ever Commonwealth gold medal.

Endacott, who finished fourth in the race behind Pearson and the Nigerian but was later awarded the bronze medal, would be elevated to a silver.

Osayemi could either be handed a warning or could serve up to a two-year ban.

At his daily news conference, Fennell said: "Any positive test - whether in a high-profile event or not - is something that is very much regretted because we all strive for a clean Games, clean sport and clean competition.

We want a dope-free Games. If somebody is caught, action will be taken. At the same time it is a message that no-one can escape
Lalit Bhanot, the organising committee's general secretary

"One doesn't know what sort of damage will accrue but we want to let everyone know we are very vigilant and the testing is of the highest standard."

Explaining why the news had been confirmed now, rather than waiting for the B sample, Fennell added: "We recognise there is difficulty in maintaining complete secrecy during the process."

Lalit Bhanot, the organising committee's general secretary, said: "We want a dope-free Games. If somebody is caught, action will be taken. At the same time it is a message that no-one can escape."

Methylhexaneamine is the same drug several Indian athletes, including weightlifter Sanamacha Chanu and swimmers Richa Mishra and Jyotsana Pansare, were found to have used in September.

Wada subsequently moved it to the non-specified list, meaning it can be used with a therapeutic use exception certificate.

The Indians subsequently appealed against their bans but there has been no verdict yet.

According to companies that market products that contain methylhexaneamine, the drug stimulates the central nervous system.

It gives the body an energy boost by increasing the body's metabolic rate.

Nigeria's Athletics Federation president, Solomon Ogba, has reportedly claimed Osayemi was given prescription medicine to fight a nagging toothache.

"She took medication for her toothache and we strongly suspect that it was that, which led to her failed drug test," he stated.

The BBC's Steve Cram was not surprised to hear that this particular drug was involved.

"The stimulant she has been caught for has caused problems for athletes over the past year," he said.

"It's a commonly used stimulant as a nasal decongestant and, leading into the Games, there were 11 Indians from different sports who had tested positive for methylhexaneamine, so it's pretty prevalent."
BBC Sport - Commonwealth Games: Damola Osayemi fails drugs test
 

His Majesty

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Just to balance the picture b'cos I know Damola....she doesn't use anything.

After the initial suspension, Nigeria's Athletics Federation president, Solomon Ogba, reportedly claimed Osayemi was given prescription medicine to fight a nagging toothache.

"She took medication for her toothache and we strongly suspect that it was that, which led to her failed drug test," he stated.

The BBC's Steve Cram was not surprised to hear that this particular drug was involved.

"The stimulant she has been caught for has caused problems for athletes over the past year," he said.

"It's a commonly used stimulant as a nasal decongestant and, leading into the Games, there were 11 Indians from different sports who had tested positive for methylhexaneamine, so it's pretty prevalent."



The stimulant she was caught with was just recently (September ending) added onto the banned substance list. So, my guess is, this is just a simple misunderstanding of the new rule. This stimulant is common in most pain, cold and flu medications in the market. And we're talking about over the counter medications too. Real drug cheats don't get caught because they use human growth hormone, which can't be detected in the system yet.

She shouldn't receiving any suspension if Nigeria could throw her weight around. But, hey, this is Nigeria we're talking about....who cares. They would simply leave the poor gurl to suffer on her own.
Useless country:devil
 

Simisola

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Osayemi goes on hunger strike

By GEORGE ALUO, India
Thursday, October 14, 2010


Damola Osayemi is yet to come to terms with her testing positive to methylhexaneamine after winning the 100m gold after Sally Pearson, an Australian athlete, who initially won the gold, was disqualified after a protest was launched against her for a false start. Osayemi, who won the silver was upgraded to gold but fate played out on her when she tested positive.

The lass who confessed her ignorance to the drug has been stripped of the gold and decamped from the Games Village. She is still in tears but her refusal to eat or drink anything since she tested positive has sent warning signals to Team Nigeria. Many who know her too well have been vouching for her innocence. “She has been on hunger strike.

Matters are getting worse because we are afraid for her”, one of the officials of Team Nigeria said. Athletics Federation of Nigeria’s President, Chief Solomon Ogba, has been most helpful, telling her to put herself together. “She has our sympathy. She is young and can still bring herself back. We are sending what she took for further laboratory tests. The IAAF will act from there and she might come back sooner than expected”, Ogba said.

Dr Akin Amao, Anti Doping Officer also clarified that the IAAF will work with the AFN before determining the severity of her punishment. “The good thing is that it is not a steroid. It is a stimulant. It makes it lighter”, he said. Nigeria’s Chef de Mission to the X1X Commonwealth Games, Mr Elias Gora, could not hold back tears yesterday when Damola Osayomi was expelled from the Commonwealth Games Village and her gold medal given to Natasha Mayers of Saint Vincent who initially won bronze. Gora’s mien in discharging his duties gave way to emotion as tears glistened from his eyes. Secretary General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Tunde Popoola, provided a shoulder for Gora. It was so emotional.

When Gora recovered, he explained that he could not believe that all the efforts of the athlete turned to nothing. “I feel so sad and I put myself in the shoes of Osayemi. I know that athletes can do all sorts of things but I can swear that that girl did not take it intentionally. She is a young, disciplined athlete and I felt for her and my country”, Gora said still wiping his eyes. Tunde Popoola, NOC Secretary General also regretted it.
“It is sad. I feel bad”, he said.

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mealone

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damola is a personal friend to me,for a short period of time we were roommates,she was very dilligent and dedicated, at 4:am in the morning,she is out training, by the time we wake up from our slumbers,she has already been out on the field for 2-3 hours..................from what I KNOW ABOUT HER, she DOES NOT use anything, and she has gracefully declined steroids even when it was offered to her a plate.

she's sooooooooo devastated right now.
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
Whoever (coach or the stupid minister of sports) is handling this girl should take her prescription to the officials, along with the fact that the substance she tested for is an ingredient in the prescription.


poor girl, i feel for her.
i hope they sort it out.
i hope she keeps her spirits up.
 

His Majesty

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damola is a personal friend to me,for a short period of time we were roommates,she was very dilligent and dedicated, at 4:am in the morning,she is out training, by the time we wake up from our slumbers,she has already been out on the field for 2-3 hours..................from what I KNOW ABOUT HER, she DOES NOT use anything, and she has gracefully declined steroids even when it was offered to her a plate.

she's sooooooooo devastated right now.

I totally agree with you. Even before I found out the details, I told them on Ghanaweb that I'm sure she's not guilty of doping...not on purpose anyway. So I wasn't suprised when it turned out that she only tested positive for a common stimulant. If I am the NAF president, I'll definitely fight to make sure she doesn't get any suspension.

I have been into track and field for sometime now so I know athletes who dope. And the funny thing is, the real dopers don't even get caught b'cos most of them use human growth hormone. The only way they can get caught is if there's a leak somewhere a la Marion Jones.

Anyway, tell her to keep her chin up. She'll be fine
 
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