Olympic Gold Medalist Thiago Braz Banned for Doping Violation

Former Olympic pole vault champion Thiago Braz has been banned for 16 months for violating anti-doping regulations. The 30-year-old Brazilian athlete, who won gold in Rio 2016 and bronze in Tokyo 2021, tested positive for ostarine glucuronide, a banned substance he attributed to sports supplements.


Reuters | Updated: 28-05-2024 18:52 IST | Created: 28-05-2024 18:52 IST
Olympic Gold Medalist Thiago Braz Banned for Doping Violation

Brazilian former Olympic pole vault champion Thiago Braz has been banned for 16 months after he was found to have violated anti-doping regulations, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement on Tuesday. The 30-year-old, who won Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and took bronze in Tokyo in 2021, will miss this year's Olympic Games in Paris.

He was deemed to have breached the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules (ADR 2.1) relating to "Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete's Sample". The ban comes after he tested positive last year for the banned substance ostarine glucuronide, which the athlete said he consumed through sports supplements.

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