After CJ Ujah tested positive for illegal substances, Squad GB’s 4x100m Olympic relay team was asked to return their silver medals and certificates from Tokyo 2020.

The 4x100m relay silver medals earned by CJ Ujah and his colleagues in Tokyo have been ordered to be returned to the British Olympic Association.

After testing positive for two illegal substances in the immediate aftermath of leading Team GB to second place in Tokyo last summer, a British sprinter faces a penalty of up to four years.

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Following an incident that ranks among the darkest in British sport history, the BOA has been ordered to restore the medals earned by Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, and Richard Kilty.

‘It is with great sadness that we have had to ask for the medals, certificates, and pins returned, especially for the three competitors who have been affected through no fault of their own,’ BOA CEO Andy Anson said in a statement.

“However, this is a CAS judgement, and we must follow it, just as we have stated that other nations whose athletes have broken doping laws must face the same consequences.”

‘It’s heartbreaking for Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Zharnel Hughes, but it’s especially heartbreaking for Richard Kilty, who only raced in one event in Tokyo.’ We’ve written to each of them to let them know that their individual status at the BOA has not been lowered.’

In February, the Court of Arbitration overturned Britain’s relay result. Ujah claimed he ingested a tainted vitamin ‘unknowingly.’

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