The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has banned
Nigeria’s 4x400m women’s relay team from attending the 2016 Olympic
Games holding in Rio, Brazil, next month.
According to IAAF, the Nigerian team was banned because one of them,
Tosin Adeloye, tested positive to drugs during the Confederation of
African Athletics (CAA) Super Grand Prix/Warri Relays in Warri, Delta
State on July 24th last year.
Adeloye’s positive drug test and subsequent ban for
eight years means all the results she achieved from the period she
tested positive, individually and jointly will be disregarded. The
Nigerian team can no longer forward a new replacement.