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We received Okagbare’s suspension with great shock – AFN President, Tony Okowa

Posted On 31 Jul 2021
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The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) have confirmed the suspension of the Blessing Okagbare from the ongoing Tokyo Olympics games.

In a statement signed by the AFN Tony Okowa, The AFN said they received the suspension with great shock and will obtain every necessary information from the Athletics Integrity Unit.

“The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has received with great shock, the press release by the Athletics Integrity Unit, suspending Blessing Okagbare for a doping test violation.”

“The Federation is in the process of obtaining the relevant details of the announcement after which a full  react will be issued.” the statement reads.

Okagbare was provisionally suspended on Friday for failing doping test and she will no longer competing at the Tokyo Olympics games.

The Athletics integrity unit said her out-of- competition test came back positive for Human Growth Hormone, a prohibited substance.

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