The Olympic Committee of Chile reported through a statement that the participation of athlete Arley Méndez in the Olympic Games in Tokyo was suspended, after testing positive for cannabis in an anti-doping control.
The body indicated that Méndez “was notified by the International Testing Agency (ITA) of a doping control with ‘Adverse Analytical Result’, testing positive for cannabis during a qualifying tournament held in Colombia.”
The athlete has a period of five days to make a formal appeal. His participation was suspended until the ITA’s response to his allegation was known.
“The Chilean Olympic Committee strongly condemns the use of substances prohibited in the World Anti-Doping Code or any other action aimed at violating Fair Play and fair competition,” they concluded.
The Chilean Olympic Committee reports that the participation of athlete Arley Méndez in the Tokyo Olympics is suspended until the result of his appeal to an “Adverse Analytical Result” in a doping control is known.
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