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Okagbare gets ban from participating in sporting activities for 10years

By Mitchelle Uzorka, 06:28am

Nigerian sprinter Okagbare, has been banned from participating in sporting activities by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for ten years over the use of drugs.

Her ban was announced in a statement issued, yesterday, by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). “The Disciplinary Tribunal has banned Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare for a total of 10 years,” AIU stated.

Blessing Okagbare

The AIU charged Okagbare after she tested positive for Human Growth Hormone and Recombinant Erythropoietin (EPO). The U.S.-based Nigerian athlete appealed against it.

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