Olympic hurdles champion banned for whereabouts mix-up

Brianna Rollins celebrates after winning her first Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro last summer

She was also unavailable for tests on 27 April and 13 September.

Rollins missed one test in April 2016, as she was travelling, and two in September - one when she was visiting the White House and the other when she returned to Florida. But the panel said it had no choice but to penalize Rollins with the minimum suspension for the offense under anti-doping regulations. "I will accept the sanction and prepare myself for my return in 2018".

Rollins initially indicated she was getting off an airport shuttle before claiming she had already gone through security.

Rollins "does not intend to appeal" to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Jacobs said in a text message to ESPN.com. They file their whereabouts information quarterly, and can update it online if their plans change.

Rollins underwent eight out-of-competition tests a year ago and "at least" 16 tests overall, according to her attorneys, and never tested positive.

She then missed a third out-of-competition test on September 27 due to be conducted by the IAAF. She incurred a third missed test within 12 months after that staff member left the federation and was not replaced, triggering a suspension by UK Anti-Doping. The length of the suspension can be reduced "depending on the Athlete's degree of fault".

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The USADA agreed that Rollins is not suspected of doping, and the panel wrote that "she shows no evidence of avoiding testing, masking drug use, or using drugs".

A year later Ohuruogu added the Olympic title.

The blame for this falls on Brianna Rollins and we applaud her for accepting full responsibility. She has never previously been charged with an Anti-Doping Rule violation.

The missed tests were preventable.

Her management agency Stellar Athletics pointed out that Rollins had received the minimal suspension possible after a hearing before the American Arbitration Association (AAA). "It did nothing to inquire with its athlete as to the circumstances and to assure future compliance". Brianna Rollins screwed up three times and now she'll really pay the price.

As for the first test, the drug tester went to the airport to test Rollins. Saying you don't have to go the bathroom is not a valid reason to miss a test in our book.

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