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AP: Sprinter Christian Coleman reportedly missed drug tests

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

According to the Associated Press, sprinter Christian Coleman may be facing a ban in the near future. He reportedly missed three drug tests. 

Two people, who are familiar with Coleman’s situation, reportedly told the AP. This reportedly happened within the last 12 months. 

Sprinter Christian Coleman celebrates his win in the Men's 100m Final at the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham IAAF Diamond League 2018
Christian Coleman celebrates his win in the Men’s 100m Final at the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham IAAF Diamond League 2018 (Getty Images/Chris Lee/British Athletics)

Since he missed the three drug tests, these could turn into a positive test and a doping violation. As a result, he will receive a ban. The case is reportedly considered confidential. 

The sprinter is the reigning national champion in the 100 meters. The 23-year-old finished second behind Justin Gatlin at the World Championships, according to the AP story, and beat Usain Bolt, who finished third. 

There’s a chance that a decision is made before Coleman competes at the World Championships in Qatar in Sept. He has had the world’s best time in the 100 meter the past three years, the AP story said. 

Besides competing in the 100 meters, he has qualified for the 200 meters. 

The story said that athletes are mandated to provide the authorities with their locations so they can be tested for drugs. They do not have to be notified before being tested. 

In addition, the story says that ‘failing to provide the information, or not being present when a tester shows up, is considered a violation.’ He reportedly missed three tests, which would trigger a doping violation. 

On the first doping violation, people receive a two-year ban. However, there have been exceptions under different circumstances, the story said. 

Coleman signed a seven-figure deal with Nike to become a professional in 2017. 

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