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Sha’Karry Richardson was expelled from the U.S. Olympic team for marijuana

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Sha’Carri Richardson, on June 18, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon, commented on the women’s 100-meter dash on the first day of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Games in Hayward Field. .

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Track star Sha’Karri Richardson has been suspended for a month from the U.S. Olympic team because he failed a test for marijuana use.

Richardson’s suspension means the 21-year-old will not be able to compete in the women’s 100-meter dash at t.it is the Tokyo Olympics that start on July 23rd.

The incident occurred during his suspension, which was issued by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and which he accepted.

But he can still compete in the 4x-100m relay. The relay will take place after it was suspended last Monday.

“I want to take responsibility for my actions,” Richardson said on NBC’s “TODAY” show on Friday.

“I know what to do.”

In an interview, Richardson said he won something with marijuana a few days before the Olympics in Eugene, Oregon, USA, after being shocked to hear from the author that his biological mother had died.

Marijuana use is legal in Oregon. But it is a substance banned by the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

After winning the 100-meter test at Eugene, Richard tested positive for THC, the active chemical in marijuana.

“It put me in a state of mental panic,” she said of hearing the news about her mother.

Richardson said he was “emotionally blind” and “in pain” after receiving the message.

“I want to tell my friends, my family, my sponsors, yes, even those who hate me, I apologize,” he said.

“As much as I’m disappointed, I know I’m not going to show myself when I step on the track. I’m going to show a team that has shown me a lot of support, a lot of love,” Richardson said. “Standing here, I just say, don’t judge me, because I’m human, I’m you, I just run faster.”

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Director General Travis Tygart made the statement, “The rules are clear, but it breaks the heart on many levels.”

“I hope that his acceptance of responsibility and his apology will be an important example for us to successfully make the decisions we regret,” Tygart said.

The agency noted that the World Anti-Doping Code this year classified THC as an “abuse substance” because it is often used in society outside of sports.

Typically, an athlete who passes a positive test for this substance is disqualified for three months if they determine that their use is “out of competition and not related to athletic performance”.

But if the athlete follows Richardson’s counseling program, the disqualification will be reduced to one month.

The minimum suspension period under anti-doping rules is one month. The agency said Richardson received the sentences of two more athletes from the agency under the new 2021 World Anti-Doping Code.

The U.S. athletics team said in a statement on Twitter: “ShaKarry Richardson’s condition is extremely unfortunate and disastrous for all participants.”

“The health and well-being of athletes remains one of the most important priorities of the USATF, and we are working with Sha’Carri to ensure that it has sufficient resources to overcome any mental problems now and in the future.”

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