CJ Ujah will be considered for Team GB selection after drugs ban – Yahoo! Voices

New UK Athletics technical director Stephen Maguire insists CJ Ujah will be considered for selection once he has served his drugs ban.
The 28-year-old sprinter is now suspended following his positive test after helping Team GB to 4x100m silver at last year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Ujah was handed a backdated 22-month suspension this week but was cleared of intentionally taking a prohibited substance by the Athletics Integrity Unit and the World Anti-Doping Agency.
He will be available for next year’s World Championships in Hungary and Maguire confirmed, if Ujah is quick enough, he will be in the frame for the British team.
“If he’s available to compete we will select him. I haven’t spoken to CJ in a couple of years. He made a mistake and that’s clear,” he said. “I need to see what the environment is like. CJ, first of all, has to run fast anyway.
“It’s looking at that environment and where it all fits. Hopefully things go easy for CJ in coming back and it would be great to have that choice in selecting CJ. The 100m and 4x100m is going to be tough for anyone.
“I’ll definitely be chatting to CJ. I’ve (also) had a couple of conversations with the BOA (British Olympic Association). It’s getting to know them now the CJ news has broken. He’s eligible next year. It’s a conversation I’ll need to have.”
Ujah blamed a £10 supplement he bought from Amazon for testing positive for Ostarine and S-23 in Japan.
He had always denied taking anything deliberately but Richard Kilty who, along with Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Zharnel Hughes, lost their relay medals said earlier this year that he would never forgive Ujah and Maguire concedes work will be needed to reintegrate the sprinter.
“Yes is the word because we have to reaffirm where we’re at, are we all on the same page? I’d be surprised if – although I’m not sure mediation is the right word – we didn’t have conversations about this is, how it’s going to look,” said Maguire.
“There is going to be a big group of athletes, not just CJ, Adam (Gemili), Richard or Zharnel. It’s a group working together to understand how to do things.
“We need a wee bit of time to see how it all evolves. The one thing which was very clear is we have got to ensure our environment, culture and the ability to run fast is better than any other team in the world.”
Maguire, formerly sprints and relays lead at UKA, re-joined the organisation to replace Christian Malcolm last month.
He had rejected a return last year and comes back after a turbulent 12 months at UKA, which has seen athletes disillusioned and key departures.
Maguire said: “(We want) Stability if I am being honest. A culture of stability and understanding that we are all in this together.
“Whether it’s the logistics team, the medical team or performance coaches, we all have a huge bit to play. You know that sounds superficial but that’s about respect.”
“This is about doing what is right,” an attorney stated.
Alvin Kamara taught an Alabama high school student a valuable lesson when it comes to using derogatory language — especially with those who are unfamiliar with you.
One expert said the goose, a greater white fronted goose, may have been migrating from Alaska to Mexico and was caught in the bright lights at Dodger Stadium.
Wednesday before Japan's Zozo Championship, Hideki Matsuyama gave his Presidents Cup teammates a taste of home.
Harold Varner III expressed a different attitude than many of his peers on the rival tour regarding the OWGR.
The baller assaulted Poole following a verbal confrontation on Oct. 5.
The Vikings could use some depth in the cornerback room
If Bo Nix were to continue on this pace, where would his season-long numbers in 2022 stack up against some of the best QBs in modern-Oregon history?
The national media is buying stock in Texas football.
The USA TODAY Sports Network's ACC experts predict this week's games.
Is Aggies quarterback Haynes King dealing with a significant injury?
The latest head coach salaries and buyout information for each SEC school.
Ahead of Oklahoma's matchup with the Kansas Jayhawks at homecoming, OU released a "UNITY" alternate and social media raved about it.
Which players are being undervalued that we should be targeting in deals? Let's explore some candidates to eye in fantasy leagues.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield was a no-show at the portion of practice open to reporters on Thursday, further increasing the likelihood that P.J. Walker will start for the Carolina Panthers against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks said Wednesday that he wasn't ready to rule out Mayfield from playing despite a sprained left ankle, but emphasized he would have to see the 2018 No. 1 overall draft pick practice before considering that option. Wilks took over the Panthers (1-4) on Monday after Matt Rhule was fired.
A budding rivalry is in the works at the Zozo Championship, and it has nothing to do with golf.
The NFL wants to double down on this? Really?
Australian Open organisers insisted on Wednesday that they would not help Novak Djokovic obtain a visa for January’s tournament – before adding that Russian and Belarusian players are free to participate.
The Ravens were named as a top logical landing spot for a Panthers star wide receiver
Hall of Famer Randy Johnson is enjoying his MLB retirement with his passion for photography. Check out The Big Units dead bird logo.

source

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *