The Borneo Post (Sabah)

US sprinter Coleman's suspension cut to 18 months

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GENEVA: World 100m champion Christian Coleman's two-year ban for missing three doping tests has been reduced by six months to 18 months, the Court of Arbitratio­n for Sport said Friday.

The 25-year-old American will still miss the reschedule­d Tokyo Olympics ths year as his ban runs until November 14.

Coleman will, however, be eligible to defend his world indoor and outdoor titles next year.

CAS "partially upheld" the Athletics Integrity Unit's ruling but found Coleman's "degree of negligence to be lower".

In the ruling in December last year, Coleman was suspended by the AIU for two years from May 14, 2020 after failing to turn up for tests three times in a 12-monthperio­d.

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