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| 20 April, 2017

Doping-Olympic hurdles champion Rollins handed one-year ban

2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Victory Ceremony - Women's 100m Hurdles Victory Ceremony - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 18/08/2016. Gold medalist Brianna Rollins (USA) of USA poses. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Victory Ceremony - Women's 100m Hurdles Victory Ceremony - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 18/08/2016. Gold medalist Brianna Rollins (USA) of USA poses. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Reuters/Leonhard Foeger


April 20 (Reuters) - American Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Brianna Rollins was handed a one-year ban for failing to properly file whereabouts information, the United States Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday.

Rollins, who led an American sweep of the podium at the Rio Olympics, had three whereabouts failures within a 12-month period constituting a rules violation.

The sprinter was a member of the USADA Registered Testing Pool, which consists of a select group of athletes who are subject to certain whereabouts requirements in order to be located for out-of-competition testing.

Rollins completed eight out-of-competition tests over the course of 2016, but a three-member panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) determined that she should receive a 12-month sanction for failing to properly file whereabouts information.

(Reporting by Steve Keating. Editing by Toby Davis) ((TobyDavis1@thomsonreuters.com; 0207 542 7933;))

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