Sha’Carri Richardson, And Why Federal Legali…

Late last week, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced that 21-year-old US Olympic sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson will not be eligible to run in the 100-meter race due to testing positive for chemical substances related to cannabis during her Olympic trials. The agency handed Richardson, who does not deny her use of the drug, a month-long suspension that started on June 28th and invalidated her qualifying win in the 100-meter race. The length of the suspension still leaves room for Richardson to compete in the Olympic 4x1000 meter race if she is named to the US team.

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